Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Angel Guardians

Many of us remember seeing this image as children. Perhaps unsophisticated or schmaltzy, it nonetheless communicates the truth of God's all enveloping care and watchfulness as embodied in the Angel Guardians.

A thousand may fall at your side,
 ten thousand fall at your right:
 you it will never approach.
Your eyes have only to look
 to see how the wicked are repaid.
 For you, O Lord, are my refuge.
 You have made the Most High your dwelling.
Upon you no evil shall fall,
 no plague approach where you dwell.
 For you has he commanded his angels
 to keep you in all your ways.
They shall bear you upon their hands,
 lest you strike your foot against a stone…
Since he clings to me in love, I will free him,
protect him, for he knows my name.   Psalm 91