Colossians 1:16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
Today I feel led to speak about angels of God. I’m not going to get real deep or overly focused on angels because they are created beings that are for God purposes. Angel are NOT people and people are NOT angels. They are NOT to be worshiped or glorified in any way. All glory belongs to God alone. They are surely unique to us humans though.
Angels have a variety of duties for the Lord such as providing protection, answering prayer duties, delivering messages, and many other jobs for God. Hebrews 1:14 Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? They are down here on earth with us and are mostly invisible to us…but we can see them and not even know it. Hebrew 13:2 Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.
I want to share with you my true stories of what happened to my son Joshua and me. When He was about 8 years old he would walk to the bus stop at the corner. There were other parents there that watched out for him for me and I watched him at my front door until he got there. This one day he left the house and as I stood at the door a school bus was getting ready to passing by, so I told him to wait… and he was standing there…but at the very last second for some unknown reason… he dashed right in front of that bus!!! It happened so fast I didn’t even have time to yell stop.
The bus driver jammed on her brakes and that bus should not have been able to stop like that. The bus made a loud screeching sound and the back of the bus jumped up a little from the very sudden stop. My son just scurried across the street and went on to the bus stop like nothing happened!! That’s a boy for ya’! The bus driver sat there for a few seconds and drove off. I was at the door and had no strength in my legs and I believe my heart stopped too! I tell you…there was no way that bus should have been able to stop like that! I know there was an angel between my son and that bus!
I know you many of you may have stories of near misses in a car. This is my story. A few years ago where I was waiting for a traffic light to turn onto a major road. I was the third car back. A car tried to make the light and another started going and they collided right in front of me and went airborne. It hit the two cars in front of me and was coming for me. I instinctively put my hands in the air and closed my eyes because it was coming towards me and I thought it was going to land on my windshield… but at the last-minute it went over to the side of me and didn’t touch my car. At first I couldn’t move because of the shock of it all. I had to pull over because I was to traumatized to drive and called my husband crying. All I keep telling him was I was so glad to be alive. I tell you angels were watching over me!!
I tell you this to let you know that even though a lot of negative things happen in this world…there are some pretty awesome things that happen too. So many things could have happened to us all but it didn’t because God intervened. That’s why we pray for protection all the time.
I feel I have to say this because someone might be thinking this. There are times that things do happen to God’s children. Christians do get into accidents and die. Where were the angels then? Every human being is going to die and there are many ways that this can happen. God knows just how long each of us is going to live…some will have a long life…some a short live and some in the middle. It’s all up to the Lord. But until that day comes….we are protected and blessed to have these servants of the Lord watching over us protecting and ministering to us for God. Let’s not try to understand everything that God allows to happen in our lives…but let’s trust Him to take care of us. He always had a plan to do so and part of His plan included angels. I pray you feel special today…not because angels are special…but because the creator of all things is special.
Message for today: Angels are watching over you…at God’s direction. You are blessed!