Showing posts with label angels. Show all posts
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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

On Guardian Angels



Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom God's love commits me here
Ever this day be at my side
To light and guard, to rule and guide.
Amen.


I believe I've been helped by my guardian angel so many times. Some times I ask for help and other times I just know my guardian angel was at work so I whisper thanks. Big things like keeping our place dry when all the other units around us were flooded. Not so little things like close calls and avoiding accidents. It's not unusual for me to blurt out a thank you to my guardian angel.


A few days ago, I was driving home and instead of taking my usual route I took another one. It was probably just my second time or so to drive down this route. Then I noticed that an orange light was on in the dashboard. Odd, that wasn't there this morning. Better tell Rocky about it. No big deal. I wasn't concerned and moved along as the traffic light turned green. La di dah. I glanced down again and noticed the fuel gauge showed empty (actually below empty). That can't be right. And right at this point I was by a gas station. Just to be safe, let's put some gas. I pulled in Petron and then the car died. Don't panic, count your blessing, you're off the road. This is the best place to be right now. In fact, the perfect place to be. Our friend's (Chips') car repair shop was just, like, 4 doors away. I called him and his mechanic came.


My friend and his mechanics were "guardian angels", yes. But I really believe that each of us have our own personal guardian angel.


Psalm 91: 11- 12For he will give his angels charge over thee, To keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, Lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Matthew 18:10
See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

I remember a teacher in high school suggested that we give our guardian angels a name and so we don't forget, to use our own second (or third name). That's how my guardian angel's name came to be Ruth.

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A little archangel trivia:


The angels who are named in the bible are Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.


Read the Book of Tobit, the angel Raphael (the Healer) is there. 
     Tobit 12:12-  It was I who offered your supplications before the glory of the Lord and who read them; so too when you were burying the dead.


Read the Gospel of Luke, the angel Gabriel announces the birth of John the Baptist and Jesus. I was surprised to find out, Gabriel also appeared to Daniel in the Old Testament. 
     Luke 1: 30- "Fear not, Mary."


And Michael is mentioned in Daniel 10:13 and Reveleation 12:7.


Feast of the Archangels: September 29
Feast of the Guardian Angels: October 2