The Lord has promised in His word that He would give His angels charge over
us to protect us in all our ways. The blessing and favor of the Lord are
not the only gifts that God has given us, but He has also made provision to
have His holy angels guard our life so that no evil will befall us. The
Bible declares in Psalm 34:7-8, “The angel of the LORD encampeth round
about them that fear Him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the
LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him.” Be encouraged
to praise the Lord for the many interventions that have saved you from harm
throughout your life. Only in heaven will we know of the great protection
that God provided while we were still on the earth. (Psalm 91:9-16)
I hope today's message encourages your heart to trust that God is with you
and will never leave your side.
My wife and I have been married for 48--nearly 49 years. We've been blessed
with a good marriage, four wonderful children (two of each kind), ten
beautiful grandchildren and a precious great grandson. They are all the
joy of our live. The story I want to tell you is a true story about our
grandson Joshua, who is 24 years old now. The incident happened when Josh
was about two years old--maybe less, I'm not sure. But, it happened when
he was at the age where he was just learning to walk.
It was shortly after lunch that day. Our daughter, Theresa, was over and
she brought Joshua with her. After lunch, as I most always did, I went
upstairs to brush my teeth and shave before I went to work. I worked the
second shift at that time. Directly at the top of our staircase there is a
window, and setting next to the window at the top of the stairs, we kept a
large heavy exhaust fan during the warm weather, which we used when we went
Close by the fan is the door leading into the bathroom. The fan was not
running at the time since we used it only during the night. When I went
upstairs, I went into the bathroom and shut the door behind me as I always
did. I did not realize it at the time, but when I closed the bathroom
door, Joshua decided to crawl up the steps to see me. As I said--I had no
idea that he was doing this. However, right after I shut the door, I
brushed my teeth and was going to start shaving.
I don't remember exactly how long, maybe a minute or two--I'm not sure.
However, for some reason I just decided to open the door and look out into
the hallway. I had no reasons to because I hadn't shaved yet and I never
opened the door until I was finished shaving. However, for some reason I
felt that I should open the door. I did not hear anything that would prompt
me to open the door. There was no reason in my mind. I just felt that for
some reason I should open the door--something I had to do. Now, I can't
explain that feeling--but it was there.
And so, I did open the door. I opened it just in time to see my little
grandson, Joshua, on the next to the last step reaching for the fan to
hang on to so that he could pull himself up to come and see his grandpa.
As he grabbed hold of the fan, it started to tip towards him. I opened the
door just in time to grab Josh with my right arm and the fan with my left
arm--just in time to keep Josh from rolling down the steps with the big
heavy fan on top of him.
Had I been one second later--had I been a half-second later--I shudder to
think what would have happened. Josh could no doubt have been crippled or
perhaps it could have killed him. But I wasn't too late. I was just in time.
In the years that have passed, Josh has grown into a fine young man. And I
still often rethink that moment. I try to remember what invoked me to open
the door--I still can't explain it. No, I can't explain it--but I am
certain that it was either God or one of his angels telling me that I had
better get out there. Either way, it was God intervening. There is just no
For the Scriptures say, He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep
thee. Luke 4:10
By Frank SanGregory
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Psalm 147:3-7 “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names.
Great is our Lord, and of great power: His understanding is infinite. The
LORD lifteth up the meek: He casteth the wicked down to the ground. Sing
unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God.”
Psalm 37:23-25 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”
Proverbs 6:20-23 “My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not
the law of thy mother: Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them
about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it
shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. For the
commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction
are the way of life.”
Hebrews 13:5 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content
with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor
forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will
not fear what man shall do unto me.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: HE HAS NOT FORGOTTEN YOU
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Today’s Selected Testimony: THE PINK BIRDS
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry