Psalm 34:7 (ESV)
The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
The Bible has many references to the role of angels in our lives. Angels delivered the prophet Elisha and his servant from the king of Syria. God sent His angel to shut the mouths of the lions when Daniel spent the night in their den.
Many years ago, there was a boy living in a wooded area of Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada, he found himself several miles from home, late at night, on his bicycle, with no light, heading for home. As he started over a steep hill, he heard a terrible scream. It brought him to a halt, as the hair on his neck stood up! A cougar was heading in his direction!
As he stood there on the road with the big cat growling and coming closer and closer, he thought, “If I go the other way, he'll sense my fear and easily overtake me. If I go his way, I may run right into him. I have a problem!”
He had known that God would send His angels to deliver him. He bowed his head and prayed, asking God to deliver him from that cat. Suddenly, as the cat was only a few feet in front of him, he bounded off the road, and then he could hear him going through the woods. He pedaled his bike as fast as his legs could go and got home. He thanked the Lord for delivering him! He always believed God answered his prayer.
We live by faith, not by sight. I can think of other times when there was no doubt in my mind that God had sent His angels to protect me.
Dear Lord, we are so thankful that You have given us Your Word, which tells us that You will never leave us or forsake us. We realize that there are probably many times when we are unaware that we have been the object of Your divine care by Your angelic messengers. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.