Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a good day and keeping warm! This morning I had a dematology appointment at 8 a.m and went to Aldi’s on the way home; got here in time for Donut Day and then this afternoon we are resuming our weekly Bible Study. Very cold out so I am sure we will be walking inside again today.’
Devotions from Judy’s heart
I think we are all a bit curious about angels and maybe some of you reading this have experienced seeing an angel in some form.  Dr Roger Barrier writes how angels appear sometimes in human form as when one appeared to Abraham and Lot. They also appear in dreams and I have read of this is happening frequently today amongst Muslims; God speaks to them in a dream and they receive it as a divine revelation and come to know the Lord. Angels also appear in visions as the Apostle John who wrote of in the book of Revelation.
I have always felt like an angel saved my dad’s life when he was hit by a car on an icy narrow street and flew over the car and landed without a scratch. Angels may work behind the scenes and often protect believers from danger. We all have a guardian angel and perhaps some are kept much busier than others!
Our pastor shared about angels recently and had the children bring angels to decorate the Christmas tree. They were all so beautiful and different.
Dr. Barrier wrote that God created angels before anything else in the universe (Job 38:4-7) and they were created all at once. We know there are huge numbers of angels for it says in Rev 5:11 that they number myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands. Verse 12 says around the thrown they loudly say, “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”  Can we even imagine what that is like as they sing and worship and praise the Lord?
Angels also fight Satan and his demons, who were at one time worshipers but rebelled against God and were cast down. Angels will fight until the victory is won at the end of time. One day they will also separate those saved and those lost. 
Angels are powerful and guide the affairs of nations. Each nation also has a demonic spirit that wants to bring destruction.
Every church is assigned an angel to help protect it. In Revelation the seven stars are the angels to the seven churches.
Angels minister to believers and at times provide physical needs and reveal God’s plans. May we recognize what God is trying to tell us.
They also minister to us when we are dying and one day will usher us into glory. So much more on angels and we just never know when we may see one or recognize the evidence that an angel was right beside us.
Challenge for today: Have your eyes open to receive whatever God is saying to you through whatever means He uses.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy