Thursday, March 9, 2017

Judy Lentz   

Angels from all Angles  

Scripture: Luke 4:10 For it is written: “He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully…”

 The Associate Pastor of the church where we are affiliate members in Greenwood, SC has always offered “travel mercies” for anyone taking a trip. With travel mercies she describes your car, train or airplane being surrounded by angels – she will say, “may there be angels before you, angels behind you, angels beside you, angels on top of you and angels under you”. It is such a comforting feeling to be encased by angels as we drive north to Moon or fly somewhere to see our grandchildren. No matter how or when we travel, I envision this image.

I have taken this same image and thought about it in terms of our health. What if we were to envision the encasement of angels for anyone we know facing serious illnesses. We could call them ‘health mercies’. How powerful would this be? To be surrounded by the love of Christ in angels from all angles. Such comfort that image offers!! Try it. Imagine angels surrounding your friend or loved one as they traverse the journey of serious illness. What a powerful prayer this would be for all that you know would benefit.

Dear Lord and Savior of us all – we ask for your travel angels and health angels to surround all those who might benefit. The warmth, love and comfort created by this image will provide the peace that we all need in times of concern. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen

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