I believe in Guardian Angels.
I believe every single one of us has an angel assigned to us that is keeping watch over us.
The idea sounds kind of hokey, but I’m serious.
I found this out as I recently was reading through the gospels.
One of the most touching things I read this time around was as I read about Christ in Gethsemane.
42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
These passages bring me great gratitude towards the Savior of mankind. He carried a burden that none of us will ever fully understand in our fallen state. The fact that he prayed to have the cup removed brings me sadness. Christ was not a super hero. He was like us, and he felt things the same way we feel things.
The difference between us and him is that he was truly willing to fulfill God’s will at any cost. No matter how much it hurt.
Heavenly Father doesn’t visit the earth and he doesn’t visit us. No man hath seen God at any time. (although Christ the Lord can manifest the Father unto us!)
It is profound that an angel from heaven appeared to strengthen Jesus as he was in the Gethsemane.
This was the angel of his presence.
Isaiah foresaw this event:
8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
In ALL of our afflictions….
Christ was afflicted.
Christ felt EVERYTHING we ever felt. All of us. I feel my own feelings and the feelings of my loved ones. Those feelings are a great pain. (My entire family struggles with depression, bipolar, BPD.)
Imagine feeling every single affliction upon all who come unto Christ….
Christ carried the deepest darkest pain that ever were possible.
I love the man, Jesus Christ. He is my God.
In his love and pity he has redeemed us. He bears us, and carries us into the days of old.
However, the angel of his prescence also had a role to play in this. Because an angel appeared to strengthen the Lord, he was able to perform this preparation unto mankind.
This is often over-looked.
But very important.
An angel came and strengthened Jesus Christ. The angel of HIS presence.
I am now going to make the case that we each have an angel in our presence that strengthens us and enables us to peform our work unto God.
Let’s turn to Mathew 18:
10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
What exactly is Christ saying here?
He is warning to be kind to children. In another place, he says it’s better to be drowned in the sea than hurt a child. (Another reason I love my Lord so much is his love for children.)
The interesting thing about Mathew 18:10 is that he gives a reason for not hurting children.
He says that THEIR angels behold the face of the Father.
In effect, each child has an angel.
That angel is watching what happens to them.
If a child is harmed, then the guardian angel will speak for that child at judgement day.
Many unrepentant sinners become such because they were wronged as children. Being abused at an early age destroys that child’s agency. I believe their future sins will be heaped on the abusers head.
So that verse proves children each have their own guardian angel.
But does that angel go away once the child grows up?
Because we grow up and become sinners. Our angel goes away when this happens. Adults don’t have guardian angels.
But what did Christ tell us?
He said, “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Mathew 18:3
When we are converted, we become as little children, and children have guardian angels.
That means that we receive our guardian angel again!
These are my thoughts on the matter.
So what about you? Do you believe in Guardian Angels?