Sunday, August 1, 2010

Do Angels Stand By You Today?

Dear Readers,

Do angels stand by you today? Also, do we as Christians really have “guardian angels” assigned to protect us?

I remember when Frank Peretti wrote his two books “This Present Darkness” and “Piercing the Darkness” I was enthralled by the spiritual realm he portrayed. He characterized human existence as a battle “of the air” on this earth. (Ephesians 2:2) Was he “shooting in the dark” (forgive the pun)? Were his characters of angels, demons, and Satan allegorical? Or were his books closer to reality than we care to admit, and have we as humans become immune to the spiritual realm?

In Acts 27:23-24 Paul on the verge of shipwreck made the following pronouncement: “Last night an angel of the God whose I am and whom I serve stood beside me and said, 'Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ ”

Paul gives just one example of angel intervention with humans. You are all familiar with the many passages in the Old and New Testaments where angels came on the scene to wrestle with men, perform miraculous acts, inform of pending doom, to help rejoice in heaven when one person becomes saved, and best of all, to tell the wonderful news of Jesus’ birth.

To Paul and his shipwrecked companions God sent an angel who “stood beside” them to protect those humans assigned to his charge.

The evidence is clear. As a Christian you have an angel, or perhaps many angels, to protect you.

See you next time,

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I agree, Arlen. Angels are always there for us.