The Angels Who Walk Among Us
For as long as I can remember, my parents taught my siblings and I that God entrusted a Guardian Angel for each of us along with every single person in the world past, present, and future, and that their purpose was to help us beyond anything we could ever imagine. Angels were a big deal in our family because even though we couldn’t physically see them, we knew they were sent by God to us, and they were the most beautiful celestial being that was watching over us, protecting us, caring for us, and helping us become Holy. As a little girl I always felt like I had my own personal bodyguard, and when I made a choice that probably wasn’t the best choice, I grieved that I not only hurt myself and maybe others around me, but my Guardian Angel as well. Throughout my life my mother would always remind me to pray and ask my Guardian Angel to protect me and help fight my battles alongside me.
Now as an adult, I still pray before meetings, conferences, boot camps, etc. that all the Guardian Angels would gather together and whisper in the ears of their chosen so that we are all guided down the same path that leads directly to Christ. Now that my father has since passed away, I am thankful to God (even though it took me a long time to get there) that I have not one but two Guardian Angels looking out for me. Our Angels know us, care for us, and desire deeply for us to become Holy. Like I was reminded constantly in childhood, one of their primary purposes is to get us to Heaven and draw us into the heights of sanctity. Our Guardian Angels love us with a perfect love. The word “angel” means messenger which means that our angels place a central role in communicating to us the will and mind of God, which we can hear if we are silent enough to seek out their voice. They are also our protectors and bring grace from God to all kinds of situations in life, fight against evil, and to help us do well.
Scripture is not silent about Angels. We see in Hebrews 1:14 “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” and again in Psalm 91:11 “For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;” and maybe the most popular verses we read in Scripture is right before Jesus’ crucifixion when Jesus cried out, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done, and then an angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him.” Luke 22:41-43. A few minutes later, when the Romans arrested Jesus, and after one of the guard’s ear was cut off, Jesus said: “Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels.”
Just as the angels were there for Jesus, they are there for us even though we cannot see them, or touch them. Our faith guides us into the unknown and the unseen parts knowing that God and all His angels are here loving us, fighting for us, caring for us, protecting us, and helping us get into Heaven.
Today, on the Memorial of the Guardian Angels, you might reflect upon the gift of your own Guardian Angel. Rely upon your angels intersession and allow this Holy Angel to communicate to you God’s abundant grace.
Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light to guard, to rule and guide. Amen. Angels of God, pray for us and the whole world. Jesus, we trust in you.