A Promise of Angels

by Christina Rose

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.  Psalm 91:11-12 ESV

We are so loved by God that he will command his angels to watch over us in all our ways. Angels are mentioned throughout the Bible as spiritual beings created by God to serve him, to deliver messages, to wage spiritual battles and to transmit his word. These Bible stories teach us of angels’ unwavering, unquestioning obedience to God.

The angel Gabriel first appeared to the prophet Daniel to explain a vision; then to the priest Zechariah to announce the impending birth of John the Baptist; and then to Mary to tell her she would conceive and bear a son who would be the Savior called Jesus.

An angel ministered to the prophet Elijah when he was so weary that he wanted to die: “And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, ‘Arise and eat.’ And he looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on hot stones and a jar of water. And he ate and drank and lay down again” (1 Kings 19:5-6 ESV).

We moved to South America when I was 12 to explore the continent in our VW bus. Both my parents were devout believers; otherwise, we might not have survived. (I still treasure the worn family Bible full of Mom’s notes.) As I straightened up the tent one day, I found a machete under Dad’s sleeping bag. He knew he might have to defend his young family of six from the dangers of the wilderness. One time we were bunked down in the Colombian jungle when we heard screams and clanging. The groundskeeper had broken into the kitchen to attack our young maid—until Dad knocked him out with a cooking pan.

As a 16-year-old, I left a ballet class in the city of Montevideo and found the dark streets full of people screaming. A woman offered me her phone, so I called my dad, who explained this was a revolution. He directed me to walk towards the ocean and our church, where he would meet me. This meant traversing the worst crime-ridden parts of town. I hummed the words of Psalm 91as I walked right into hundreds of troops and tanks heading into the city, and I was instantly redirected by an unseen force. Dad found me behind the church columns—without a scratch.

He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. Psalm 91:4-6 ESV

Finances were small when my girls were young, but my faith was big. One day on a snow outing, they became thirsty, but we were far from the car, and I had no money. While we waited for their dad, I looked at the sky and said a silent prayer. The wind whipped up a new $20 bill that landed at my feet, and we bought drinks and snacks. Another time, I was outside having coffee and praying for funds to take the kids to a movie. My two-year-old was nearby singing and dancing without a care in the world when a $50 bill floated down from the sky into her hands; and we went to the movies.

Being saved from danger and provided for in supernatural ways makes no sense from an earthly perspective. Yet God promises these things to his people.

Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him   and show him my salvation.  Psalm 91:14 – 16 ESV

This article is brought to you by the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA).

christina rose

About the author: Christina Rose is an author, trainer, and speaker certified by the John Maxwell Team of Leadership.  She is a DAR (Daughter of the American Revolution) whose ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War. She is a world traveler, surfer, foodie, cappuccino- loving chocoholic and a devoted mom to kids and dogs, as well as auntie to many nieces and nephews who live around the world.

Christina’s book, My Appeal to Heaven, is her story.  With her young family on the verge of falling apart, Christina finds herself in a desperate situation with no resources other than herself.  After appealing to heaven, the Lord takes her on a journey of awakening, redemption and restoration. Christina hopes her story will encourage others who are in need of hope and freedom.

Join the conversation: Do you have an angel story to share?

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3 thoughts on “A Promise of Angels

  1. When I was in college/university, someone gave me a pass for the metro, but when I came back, I didn’t see him. It might have been an angel.

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