August 28, 2021
Hope you are enjoying the weekend. I went shopping this morning, mostly for prizes, and this afternoon am going to shop a little more! Tomorrow Al will be preaching at our church and then we are going to the Lake and have dinner with Ann’s family. The rain is suppose clear and be nice tomorrow but we are thankful for the rain today.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
David often had to flee for his life and in Psalm 59 he writes about when Saul had sent men to watch his home to kill him. But he calls on God for help and trusts Him for protection. David describes his enemy like howling dogs, prowling about after him. Then he adds a but and says in verse 16, “But I will sing about your strength. In the morning I will joyfully sing about your mercy. You have been my stronghold and a place of safety in times of trouble.”
God protected David and He protects us in many ways; sometimes we even hear stories of angels He has sent in just the precise moment of danger to rescue us. Maybe you have a personal angel story. I believe an angel saved my dad when he was hit by a car on an icy city street; he flew up, right over the car and my mom expected to find him dead but he had only a scratch on his knee.
This week when we were out for dinner with friends, we were asked about what we thought of guardian angels and do we each have one. Since then, I have thought a little more about angels and today an email just happened to come from a Dr Roger Barrier who is a Pastor/teacher in Arizona and wrote about this very thing. He said Jesus answered the question in Matt. 18:10 where he says, “See that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven.” Dr. Barrier mentions that we all have a guardian angel who is assigned to us, probably when we were born. They are all ministering spirits and are powerful to protect us. He shares a personal example when they had just moved to their first house. He was out in the front yard when his wife screamed for him to run to the tiled bathtub. He raced down the hall as his wife was also heading there. They got there just in time as their two-year-old daughter was tottering on the tile edge of the tub and ready to fall head first into the three-foot deep pool. They grabbed her in time and then he asked his wife why she screamed for him. She said she had never screamed and at that moment they saw a wisp of white robe leaving the room. They were stunned and they both concluded that it was their daughter’s guardian angel who was on duty and screamed for them to run to the bathroom.
Don’t you wish we could see the angels that are all around us throughout our day. They are there to protect us, especially in the spiritual battles that we can’t see. Dr. Barrier and his wife pray that the guardian angels assigned to them will fight strongly in their behalf, in the physical realm and also the spiritual realm. Let us give thanks for the protection we have been given.
Challenge for today: Be mindful of God’s protection for you.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy