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It’s not something we typically think about, yet it is as real as the ground upon which you walk.

I’m talking about the fact that we have guardian angels.

The Bible doesn’t devote much space to these intercessors but when references are made, they’re very clear.

Today’s reading in the One-Year Bible includes such a reference.

“….angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.” (Hebrews 1:14)

The larger context of this verse involves the declaration that Jesus Christ, existing before creation, is greater than any angel.

Although Jehovah’s Witnesses define Jesus as a created, super-angel, Hebrews 1 is explicit in saying Jesus was no angel, but instead fully God.

The verse above gives me comfort and I pray that it does the same for you. I’m glad to know that God has assigned an angel or perhaps multiple angels to watch out for me and intercede in various ways when I encounter more than I can handle on my own.

How that happens specifically can’t be defined in a quantitative manner but there is no doubt that some of the provision and wisdom and encouragement that comes my way has been preceded by messages from an angel or angels back to Mission Control in heaven.

You’ve had such moments when there was no logical, merit-based reason that an intercessory blessing came into your life.

But it did.

That was no accident.

I want to believe that an angel had first talked with God.

Let’s thank God more for His grace toward us in forgiveness and provision and instruction.

And let’s remember to thank God for sending angels to watch over us.

I’m looking forward to the eternal day that I meet the angel or angels assigned to me. I’m sure that we’ll have plenty to talk about. I pray that you’ll have the same heart of anticipation.

As always, I love you

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2 Responses to “Morning Devotion: Guardian angels”

  1. Renae says:

    Martin, I love this post!!

    I whole-heartedly believe in angels and guardian angels. Some of my friends think I’m crazy, but I trust that if you open yourself up to it… angels will present themselves. One night I was exhausted, staying with a friend in Atlanta, had an 8-hour drive ahead of me the next morning and could not sleep (bed was too hard, the day had been crazy, etc)… I was tossing and turning, then I felt a hand on my shoulder, and a warm sensation covered my body, all anxiety, worry and ickiness immediately left my body. I was not scared. No one was in the room with me. I heard a male voice I did not recognize say the word “sleep” in a very calm and soothing tone. I said ok, smiled, rolled over, and fell into a deep sleep instantly. I believe that was my guardian angel 🙂 I look forward to other miracles that I may witness or feel as a result of angels in my lifetime!!!

    God bless you!!

  2. admin says:


    Great story. Love the word picture prompted by “covered.” Believers do well to ponder more often the covering offered by the Lord. Hmmmm….. Adam and Eve covered by God after their sin… Old covenant believers covered by the Isaiah 61 robe of imputed righteousness…. New covenant believers covered by Christ’s blood in their confession/baptism…. and believers covered by the calming, shaping, protecting and sometimes convicting covering of the Holy Spirit.

    I’m glad that you heard the voice of God’s messenger. I’m glad that you savor God’s grace in its various forms. And I’m glad that you want to use your spoken and written voice for His glory. I hope that we will communicate and mutually encourage one another more in the days ahead.

    Blessings to you.


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