Angels Among Us

The Bible tells us over and over that God uses angels to bring His comfort.

By Elizabeth Peale Allen, Pawling, New York

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It’s the time of year when we see angels everywhere—from Christmas cards and crèches to mall parking lots. Angels are often pictured as winged creatures, but many of the ones we read about in the Bible must have looked like normal human beings. When Abraham saw three men approaching his tent, he ran to greet them and offered them food and drink, although they were actually heavenly messengers (Genesis 18:1-8).

The angel of the Lord in human form also appeared to Moses, Joshua, Gideon, Mary and others.  And a number of people in our own day have had help from ordinary-looking strangers who were apparently angels. You may even have experienced this yourself.

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The Bible tells us over and over that God’s angels encamp around those who reverence him (II Kings 6:17, Psalm 34:7 and Isaiah 63:9). The Bible paraphrase The Message words Psalm 34:7 this way:  “God’s angel sets up a circle of protection around us while we pray.” This true story from Guideposts illustrates the truth of this Scripture.

Linda Rowe was driving with her 14-year-old daughter Wynter. The day had been snowy, and the roads were treacherous. Suddenly, the car fishtailed wildly. “Oh, God, help us!” Linda cried as the car shot across lanes of traffic, barely missing several cars. “We’re going through the guardrail!” she said in despair.

But they didn’t.  When the car began fishtailing, her young daughter saw an angel above them — and another angel covering her mother’s hands on the steering wheel.  As they shot toward the guardrail, Wynter called out, “Jesus! Please help us!” At that moment, Linda saw six gigantic angels blocking the guardrail. The angel guiding her hands parked their car safely off the road.

God may bring you his comfort through an angel, as he did to the apostle Paul when his ship was caught in a life-threatening storm (Acts 27:14-25). Angels are his “ministering spirits” who give you his help and care (Hebrews 1:14). They can bring you success in what you do (Genesis 24:40). And when, in brotherly love, you help strangers, you are doing God’s work, for “some have entertained angels unawares” (Hebrews 13:2).

All of us can be angelic agents for good as we help and encourage others.  Thank God for that!  At this holy season, may God bless you through his angels, divine and human.

 

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When i was a teenager, I remember being home and doing the dishes. Everyone was gone that day, so I was home alone. I had done all the dishes except for the pan in which our food scraps were in. So, I thought I'll take these down by the basement door and feed them to my brother`s dog; which was tied up there. Then I can finish the last dish to be washed, and be done. I walk down with my pan of scraps; the dog seems fine. I kneel down to dump the scraps; and the next thing I remember is like time slowed down, it was blurry...and I felt an arm around my waist and I was literally being lifted (felt like gliding slowly) backwards. The next thing I know is I am sitting on the ground with my legs out in front of me, a good 7ft from where i was; with my brother`s dog jumping, snarling and biting at me (I was just out of his reach). Now, I didn`t know the dog was going to do anything when I went to feed it; so I didn`t hear it make a sound, or even know to get out of it's way. But I know what i experienced that day was REAL, AND IT DID HAPPEN. I swear on my own life it happened. I believe my guardian angel was watching over me and protected me, and still does today. Do you have a similiar experience? I`d love to hear from ya!

I have a similiar story, it happened to me just a week or so ago. I was on my way to work, and as i neared a very sharp curve; I see a semi log truck coming straight at me. It was coming very fast around the curve and on my side of the road. I prayed aloud..."Oh please God no!", and i knew if i was lucky enough to avoid being hit by the front of his semi, i still had the trailer part coming at me. So I prayed, and hung on. It happened so quickly. I began fish- tailing, its all a blur, and somehow...i still don`t know how..i came past that truck "untouched". Or was I? I believe with all my heart, that Angels watched over me and guided me to safety. I got to the end of that road and was at a stop sign and i said aloud..."thank you Jesus and God, for watching over me."

Angels is what I need today to come into my life in help my family and I.I am so worrie today,need to pay water bill,don't have any money to do that and what so bad I need to pay my rent $582 three days from now or my family and I will be eviction and I am so worrie don't know what to do or who to turn to all I can do is give this to God and let him get me out of this situation in jesus name we give him all the praise amen .Dianne

Hi, Dianne!

I just saw your post and was wondering how everything turned out?

Prayers,
Shirley

Dianne: I will pray that you and your family are going to be ok. keep your faith and keep on praying to a loving and caring GOD. You also Helen. my e-mail address is atronieri@yahoo.com
e-mail me as soon as you can!!!

Helen and Dianne remember God is in control and he puts no more on us than we can bear.God is always in the mist working it out for us. Just keep on praying and keep the Faith he will work it out. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Years!

Pam

Pwc thank for the kind words and yes God is in control of everything,but sometime you can't help but to worry when you don't have no way of helping your family when they need you the most,and I have try all I know how to get help in faith,my only income is ssi benefit and it can only go so far when you have to pay this and that and it have been hard on me,my wish is God will give me a break from worry.Dianne

Hi Helen thank you for the lovely word I know now that there are many and my situation and with prayer we all will make it and God Bless you and your family and Merry Christmas.Dianne

This is a true story of angels we all have one and I just now know that from reading this story,they are everyday people and I thank God for his angels and my wish is that one will come to my family and I with faith giving help cause we are suffer so bad only income is ssi benefit and it not enough,but I thank God for that much cause it could have been that I didn't have that thank you God.My wish for christmas is someone in faith will help my family and I cause we don't have one dollars to our name need to pay rent,light,water,and food bills need help real bad in jesus name we pray that someone will help,Amen.Dianne.

Dear Dianne

My heart goes out to you this time of the year. My family is in the same situation and believe me it is difficult. But faith keeps me going and you will also make it. These situations are sent down from above to test our faith. Please keep the spirit alive in your heart and remember family love and unity is the key to all. And if you have love no amount of money can replace this.

Take Care and God Bless

your e-mail angel

Helen*