Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? Hebrews 1:14
Checking out my whiteboard, I notice my prayer list has gotten longer this week. Our son taught me about whiteboarding prayers. However, it took me some time to twig to the fact that this was, indeed, the way to manage my daily, weekly and continual prayers. And like everything else, organization plays a role in ones prayer life. ( I Thessalonians 5:17 )
The Chilean miners have moved up from an obscure spot on the board and occupy my heart at this time. There are 33 miners. One for each year of Christ’s time on Earth. My mind wraps around the fact that our Lord enters into every circumstance, every place, at all times. And God often sends His angels to be with us in the world during disasters.
For those skeptics I would like to say “if only, oh if only, you had been with me and felt their heavenly presence. You would then throw your skepticism out the window. Any hardened disbelief would be lifted like a curtain with shouts of joy for these angelic forces, and to the One who goes down into the depths to join us with an everlasting peace.
To the miners I pray for solace in the peace that passes all understanding. May the hearts and minds of all who did not have to endure the 2,296.59 feet; 700 metres; 765.53 yards; .435 miles; and, .7 kilometres of an underground pit shared with 33 men be lifted in prayer to God, who sends His angels in times of trial, for these brave Chileans and their loved ones. This is my daily whiteboard prayer. And, thank you and praise to our Heavenly Father for answered prayers.
Wednesday morning devotion:
I wrote today’s devotion about angels, the uplifting Messengers of God, created by God to help bring messages to us, encourage us, as well as protect us when we’re in danger. Angels listen only to God’s voice. Their praise and worship of God Almighty is holy and magnifies His Name, His Son, His Word, all to His glory. They are important in their service to God and we can take comfort in learning more about their ministry as we praise God for the creation of His angels.
“Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible” Corrie ten Boom’s quote may or may not have meant to be about angels; however, it certainly applies.
Miss Corrie ten Boom was born on an April 15th and died on an April 15th. I have often wondered if this coincidence was God’s way of bringing attention to a lady who was an earthly angel in His service. God sent His holy angel to protect and hide this gracious, righteous woman as she was entering the wicked and wretched Ravensbruck concentration camp. She hid her Bible in her clothes and went unseen by the scathing guards, not once, but twice. An angel covered her. An angel sent by God.
Not too long ago the unthinkable happened. It was a tragedy without a second chance. It happened in Melbourne, Australia and was viewed by a shocked crowd at a busy daytime train station. A caring mother’s child of six months rolled off the platform during a windy episode. The mom had protected her baby by pulling him away from the track as she closely kept an eye on him. However, instantaneously, a ‘whoosh’ of wind threw him and his pram onto the track and into the path of a speeding train while all watched in horror. There was no going back. That is when the unbelievable was witnessed. Although the pram was found in complete ‘smithereens’, the infant was found with only a small cut on his tiny forehead. Covered and protected by an angel. God’s angel.
Writing this devotion to this precious group of Wednesday morning faithful women leads me to examine three automobile accidents spread out over my lifetime. I am convinced that an angel was present at each of these quite terrifying events. So convinced, that no one could ever persuade me otherwise. It was in the process of writing this weekly devotion that gave me the opportunity to appraise the ramifications of these angelic events.
Since it is God that guides and directs these heavenly beings by His divine voice, He is, therefore, distinctly interwoven into the details of our existence on Earth. As it says in Matthew, His eye truly is on the sparrow. As is said by our youth, ‘this is huge’. This is, indeed, huge by anyone’s standard and deserves enthusiastic evaluation for those searching for a deeper faith walk. God is clearly embedded into the fabric of our lives. If we allow Him to embrace us.
Once embedded in our faith and understanding there is no going back. God of all Creation is beyond our full comprehension and the only thing left to do is stand in awe and wonder. Wonder at the marvelous ministry of angels while we stand in awe of a God who would create such holy beings.
We can join the angels in worshiping our Father in Heaven by singing together the following round ~
Father, I adore You, Lay my Life before You. How I love You.
Jesus, I adore You, Lay my life before You. How I love You.
Spirit, I adore you. Lay my Life before You. How I love You. Amen.
Thank you, dear God, for the ministry of Your angels. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.Go now in Peace, never be afraid. God will be with you each hour of every day. Go now in Faith, steadfast and true; Know He will guide you in all you do. Go now in Love and show you believe; Reach out to others so all the world can see. God will be there, watching from above. Go now in peace, in faith and in love.
( from St. Stephens Anglican Church hymnal )
From the book: Delightfully Devoted © by DFRaborn [dfr ]
Oct 21, 2009 devotion and adapted 11/4/10