My son was fishing in Montana. He checked into a remote motel and soon fell asleep, exhausted. In the middle of the night, he was awakened by a man’s hand over his face with the other hand raised, holding something. Uncertain whether he was to be robbed or killed, he struggled and rolled over, jumped out of bed, and ran to the other room. He turned, grabbed the door jam with one hand and reached for the door to close it. But he froze with fear. The assailant came after him. My son cried aloud, “O God, please help me!” The man dropped his hands to his side, his whole body went limp, and he stared at my son with a puzzled look. He then turned and fled from the room. To this day, my son is convinced that there was another presence in that room that caused his assailant to flee.
Hebrews 1:14 affirms that “angels are sent to protect those who are heirs of salvation.” What encouragement to know that God observes us with his angels (I Cor 4:9), ready to send them to our rescue as he sent one to protect my son.
Although God does not keep us from difficulties or dangers, he promises to “command his angels to guard you in all your ways.” Ps 91:11 He did not prevent the assailant from entering the room, but he did send an angel to protect my son. This example of angelic intervention reminds us of a twofold truth: God’s protection is not only to help us physically, but also to reinforce our faith in his power to rescue.
Take heart, dear Christian, when you’re in a fearful situation, he’s got his angels looking out for you. And in his wisdom, when you need it, you’ll be “touched by an angel.”
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