Skip to comments.Question: “Are there really such things as guardian angels?”
Posted on 12/10/2005 3:14:43 PM PST by pissant
Children tell of encounters with angels
Question: Are there really such things as guardian angels?
Answer: Angels are talked about often in the Bible, but they most often are messengers of God and not described as guardian angels. But in Matthew 18:10, Jesus says, See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.
This Scripture seems to imply that children have personal angels, their angels, that sit very close to God. Is this a reference to guardian angels? I believe it is the closest we come.
In my ministry working with hurting children and teens, I often ask them if they are having spiritual exp e r i e n ce s . And I would say that more than half of them experience the presence of angels caring for them during the rough times. Many of them can describe in detail their angels, what they look like, how they are dressed, how tall they are. Some even have names.
Other children only feel their angel. But when they speak of angels, it is clear that they are real and helpful, and that the children look to them for help and strength.
When I worked as a chaplain in a childrens hospital, I had many experiences when children would ask, Is it all right if I go with her isnt she beautiful? minutes before they died. I watched children have conversations with angels for many days and hours before they died. Others had dreams where angels would tell them what disease they had and how long they would live.
These dreams were incredibly accurate. One of my favorite children, a 4-year-old who died of cancer, would ask every- one to leave his room so he could be alone with her. When we asked who she was, he would simply shake his head and say, Her I just want to be alone with her. I love her. On the night he died, he asked everyone to leave his room again so he could be alone with her. He died moments later.
I am a believer in guardian angels or at least angels that watch over and guide us not because I have personally had much interaction with them, but because children have shared their powerful stories with me. They have shared them with such honesty and courage. I believe the children, so I believe in angels.
I married mine.
A marriage between an angel and a devil, apparently. ;o)
Good thing I did not put this in the religion section, you'd be in deep doo doo!
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I agree that Angels are very real. It's the personal guardian angels I'm not sure about. Though I'm inclined towards believing in the Clarences of the world taking the George Bailey's under their wings, at times. ;o)
Good link, my friend.
Aw...that's so sweet :)
Angels do take human form at times. Whether they do so to help out an individual in a crisis I can't be sure. Rememeber, we're given a free will, and there would be a very fine line between that will and it's consequences and divine intervention to prevent us from making mistakes.
This concept isn't going to go over well with the Original Sin crowd. ;)
Well God can certainly have angels appear in many forms, if He so chooses. And yes, correcting/preventing all of our mistakes is certainly not job one for them.
Hey, I'm part of that crowd, mister. LOL
I either have a guardian angel or I'm incredibly lucky.
Correct. If that were so then this human stage in our existence wouldn't be necessary. There would be no Hitlers, no famines, no crimes, etc.
Lucifer and his auxiliary wouldn't have been permitted to exist if not for a reason.
I think of our human stage as a process of character building to prepare us for the next step.
You may be correct. But I also look at the human stage as an incredible, sacred gift. And the world we occupy as nothing short of God's fantastic handiwork.
If your butts in a life or death jam. You better hope so.
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