He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalm 91:11.
Not until the providences of God are seen in the light of eternity shall we understand what we owe to the care and interposition of His angels. Celestial beings have taken an active part in the affairs of men. They have appeared in garments that shone as the lightning; they have come as men, in the garb of wayfarers. They have accepted the hospitalities of human homes; they acted as guides to benighted travelers. They have thwarted the spoiler’s purpose and turned aside the stroke of the destroyer.
Though the rulers of this world know it not, yet often in their councils angels have been spokesmen. Human eyes have looked upon them. Human ears have listened to their appeals. In the council hall and the court of justice, heavenly messengers have pleaded the cause of the persecuted and oppressed. They have defeated purposes and arrested evils that would have brought wrong and suffering to God’s children. To the students in the heavenly school, all this will be unfolded.
Every redeemed one will understand the ministry of angels in his own life. The angel who was his guardian from his earliest moment; the angel who watched his steps, and covered his head in the day of peril; the angel who was with him in the valley of the shadow of death, who marked his resting place, who was the first to greet him in the resurrection morning–what will it be to hold converse with him, and to learn the history of divine interposition in the individual life, of heavenly co-operation in every work for humanity!
With the word of God in his hands, every human being, wherever his lot in life may be cast, may have such companionship as he shall choose. In its pages he may hold converse with the noblest and best of the human race, and may listen to the voice of the Eternal as He speaks with men. As he studies and meditates upon the themes into which “the angels desire to look” (1 Peter 1:12), he may have their companionship.
Maranatha p. 314
Prayer Requests
—– My Mom was admitted to the hospital again today. Won’t know much until the doctor gives test results tomorrow. Would appreciate prayers for my mom and my sister. My sister went to her son’s place tonight after her lung surgery yesterday. Carol
—— I finally had surgery on my right knee. . . . Dr. did a scope to repair the torn meniscus. . . . Now I start physical therapy tomorrow! Thank you dear Lord for seeing me through the surgery and all the pain I had! Terry
Dear Friends
When I was a little girl, the highlight of my day was when my grandfather, Edwin Harmon, would come home from work. From the time he got home until I had to go to bed, I followed him everywhere. No matter where my Grandfather was, you would find me.
He did not mind having me around even though he was very tired from working as a bookbinder all day. Most of the time, he sat wearily in his large, overstuffed chair with the matching ottoman. I sat on the daybed and listened to his wonderful stories, or played drawing games, watched as he made shadow pictures on the wall, or sang to him. Other times, I watched him make change purses from pungent Moroccan leather. As I would watch his every move, he would explain to me what he was doing. He let me smell the rich leather he used for his purses and explained the difference between the smells of quality and cheap leathers. As I got older, he helped me to make a changepurse of my very own. I was thrilled!
Occasionally, he got up very early in the morning and went fishing with his friend. When he would get back home, I watched him the clean fish he had caught. As he cleaned them, he showed me their still-beating heart and various other parts and without realizing it, I got a lesson in anatomy. No matter what he did, he would explain it to me. Even his bedtime snack of aged cheese, crackers and milk, or ketchup and bread became a lesson. As he ate the very strong cheese which he loved, he would explain how it was made. No matter what he was saying, I listened intently to his every word.
This same kind of relationship is what our Heavenly Father yearns to have with us. How our Great Creator longs for us to allow Him to spend quality time with us. He desires for us to listen to His voice, to hear our response, to interact with us throughout the day. Because of His great love for us, we can ask Him anything. We can talk with Him about our perplexities. We can bring our joys or our sorrows to Him. He is always ready to listen and advise.
That close walk can begin now through Bible study and prayer. David declares, “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.” Ps 55:17 Peter tells us, “Casting all your care upon Him for He careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 Jesus assures us, ” I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.” “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him….If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” John 15:1-16; 14:21, 23 Just before His death on the cross, Jesus prayed, “Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.” 17:24
May we daily have that close and loving relationship with our Dear Father in Heaven. May we read His Holy Word and keep what is written therein praying as did the psalmist, “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” Ps 119:18 May we spend each day closely united with His Great Heart of Love is my prayer

We shall Meet Our Guardian Angels
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