His Angels Are Watching Over You:
“If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your dwelling. For he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go. They will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone.” (Psalm 91:9-11).
I don’t watch a lot of TV – to be honest, I just don’t have the time for it, and there’s not a lot of good clean programming on anyway. But there is one show that I used to really like called Touched by an Angel. If you’ve never seen it, this is how CBS described their show: “As Touched by an Angel continues to soar, angels are dispatched from heaven to inspire people who are at a crossroads in their lives, whether they know it or not. While the angels may not bring answers to every problem, they always deliver a message of hope.”
Do you believe in angels? Our world today is filled with images of angels. Angels in the Outfield. Angels in Anaheim. Angels in movies and songs and pictures and jewellery. To many people, however, these heavenly beings are nothing more than fantasy characters or good luck charms. What are angels? Are they real? Are there angels watching over me? Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about angels:
WHAT PSALM 91 SAYS ABOUT ANGELS:
1. WHO ARE GOD‘S ANGELS SENT TO PROTECT?
“If you make the LORD your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter…he orders his angels to protect you wherever you go.” God’s angels are sent to protect those who trust in the Lord, or who will one day put their faith in God. “But angels are only servants. They are spirits sent from God to care for those who will receive salvation.” (Hebrews 1:14). In other words, not only do angels guard and protect God’s children, but God’s angels were watching over us before we were even adopted into God’s family. We may never know on the Earth how many times God’s angels intervene in our lives and spare us, but thank God He has sent His ministering angels to care for us and protect us.
2. WHAT DO GOD’S ANGELS DO?
“They will protect you wherever you go. They will hold you with their hands to keep you from striking your foot on a stone.” God has sent His angels to minister to us, to care for us, and protect us. The Bible says, “Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it.” (Hebrews 13:2). That’s why I believe there are angels among us. We may never physically see them, or if we do, we may not know that people helping us are in actuality heavenly beings, but we can always rest assured that His angels are watching over us.
ANGELS AMONG US (a song by Alabama)
(Here’s a link to a youtube video of this song).
- I was walking home from school on a cold winter day.
- Took a shortcut through the woods, and I lost my way.
- It was getting late, and I was scared and alone.
- But then a kind old man took my hand and led me home.
- Mama couldn’t see him, but he was standing there.
- And I knew in my heart, he was the answer to my prayers.
- Oh I believe there are angels among us.
- Sent down to us from somewhere up above.
- They come to you and me in our darkest hours.
- To show us how to live, to teach us how to give.
- To guide us with a light of love.
Pastor Chris Jordan