‘The guardian angel is an angel that is assigned to protect and guide a particular person, group, kingdom, or country. Belief in guardian angels can be traced throughout all antiquity. The concept of tutelary angels and their hierarchy was extensively developed in Christianity in the 5th century by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite.’
‘The theology of angels and tutelary spirits has undergone many refinements since the 5th century. Belief in both the East and the West is that guardian angels serve to protect the person God assigned to them, and present prayer to God on that person’s behalf.’ Wikipedia
The concept of Guardian Angels is not only well represented in Christian thought, but also in Judaism and Islam.
‘For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.’ Psalm 91:11 KJV
‘He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be they shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, nor for the arrow that flies by day.’ Psalm 91:4-5 KJV
I watched a great Halloween movie, the other night on Netflix, called A Dark Song. Toward the conclusion of the movie there was an excellent depiction of a massive Guardian Angel…that literally filled the room depicted in the film.
Have you ever experienced an extremely difficult time…and the difficulty or worry or terror…was resolved to your satisfaction…and peace?
Have you felt a calm assurance that God was in control of your life and including your most dire problems and concerns…including health and relationship and work and financial and spiritual?
I have always believed that I have a Guardian Angel.
I have difficulty in making the connection that God is watching me personally…but the concept of a Guardian Angel…makes perfect sense to me.
When I am most worried about family or health or the terrors of the world surrounding me…and I have temporarily forgotten God’s care for me in the past…I suddenly have the distinct impression…that God has always taken care of me.
I think that we often travel through this world and trust our hard work and dogged determination has yielded great gains for us.
We believe that our cunning and conservative ideals and fiscal prudence has brought us financial security and comfort and a nice life style…that we deserve… due to our pulling ourselves up by our boot straps and soldiering on.
When in reality…the kindness of Heaven…and the protection of a loving God…has assisted us…more than we will ever know…in this life.
Note: Photos of Guardian Angels are from Google.