October 17

Psalm 91:9-12

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” vs. 11

Ever since ancient times people of many cultures and belief systems have testified to the existence of angels who have been assigned by God to particular people or even countries. Even when not convinced by evidence many Christians hold that each of us have guardian angels…some even believe that they are alive today because their angel stepped in to save them in a precarious situation. All of us have heard their stories. When their children go out at night even skeptics pray that guardian angels will keep them safe. We want to believe that God does keep people safe and guards them from every form of evil. Of course it doesn’t always work. Even the psalmist was aware that sometimes awful things happen to decent people in this often dangerous world. But that doesn’t mean that God doesn’t care or that some guardian angels are inept. All it means is that sometimes bad things happen…that’s how it is for all people…and sometimes we feel the pain of that intensely. And because we know that those things do happen we pray our hearts out that our loved ones would be safe. God never abandons any of us at any time but we want badly for family and friends to lead long and fruitful lives. Are there really guardian angels? We can’t know that…but we fervently pray that there are!

Thought for the Day: What do I think about guardian angels?

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