Angelic Attendants

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He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. (Psalm 91:11-12)

Did you know that God cares so much for you that He has assigned “angelic attendants” to shepherd you on your way to the Celestial City? Now, I am not suggesting that every person has been given an individual “guardian angel” to follow him or her around all day long. The Bible simply does not say that. But what it does say should be a source of unimaginable comfort and encouragement to you today.

Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? (Hebrews 1:14)

The writer of Hebrews is telling us that the angels do far more than praise and worship God twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Created by God for God, these heavenly creatures are sent to those who inherit salvation for both protection and provision. Angels are at God’s beck and call as ministering spirits in the life of every believer . . . and that includes you! Angels are spiritual beings, so we cannot see them, but the Word of God makes it clear they are sent to us by God. Aggelos, the New Testament Greek word for angels, literally means “sent ones.”

Angels were sent to Jesus too. After Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan River, He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tested by Satan. After Jesus overcame all three of the devil’s tests by relying on the power of the Word of God, we read this:

Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. (Matthew 4:11)

Now, Jesus as God did not need angels to minister to Him; but as man, He definitely did; Luke 22:43 tells us an angel also came to strengthen Him in the Garden of Gethsemane. That should be a source of great comfort to you today, regardless of where this message finds you. God has promised to meet you in your place of deepest need, not only daily, but moment by moment. He may not always do it in the way you would like it to be done or expect it to occur, because He knows exactly what you need, when you need it, and how best to deliver it to you. And God’s ministry to us may very well be delivered by angelic attendants.

Reflect on this truth for a moment: your cosmic care includes the care of angels who have been sent by God to serve you. You are under the watchful care of countless angelic attendants who will shepherd you into God’s perfect plan for your life, even as you live it out imperfectly each day. May that truth bless you today and every day on this side of eternity.

This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!


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