HAS ANYONE SEEN THE WORLD OF ANGELS?
Linda Sabbath, a mystic, heard ten thousand bells in her head and sounds like the swooshing of ten thousand feathers about her. She knew that there were angels nearby. These angels were translucent, rose-colored, and blasted her with powerful perfumes. They said nothing to her in words; they just hovered above. They were enormous, almost as big as a church nearby.
There is a world out there, of such luminous power and mystery that she had rarely described. It is a world where angels sing praises to their Maker day and night. Yet,”singing” and “praising” don’t begin to describe what they do. Nor does dance or flying or play. What they do is beyond any of these actions, beyond love, beyond life, beyond time, space, or any category that we use to describe our finite world.
These angels are present in our homes, our buildings, and intertwine us as intimately as the air. Yet, we go about our business, living as in a dark cave, unaware of angels and their works all around us.
THE STORY OF ONE ANGEL
A handsome stranger sat at the edge of the deep end of the apartment swimming pool where I was swimming. I found it unusual for someone to be sitting in that particular location.
I lifted myself up beside him and we began to chat. In a very short period of time, he asked all the right questions: What type of work was I doing? Was I happy in this work? He had a ready solution to my unhappy work situation. He revealed to me that they were interviewing for teachers in the following weekend.
To verify this new information, I discovered a nondescript advertisement buried in the middle of the local newspaper. Most people would have missed this ad. Sure enough, they were interviewing for high school teachers.
Thus began by life long career that began with the direction of what I can only describe as an angel and an answer to our prayers.
“An angel from heaven appeared to Him and strengthened Him.” Luke 22:43
That is exactly what happened as a result of being directed by an angel.
THE THREE GUARDIAN ANGELS
“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” Hebrews 1:14
Michael O’Brien is a popular Christian novelist, who has published many books. In his biography, “On the Edge of Infinity”, page 63, he described what happened to him when he was about to make a drastic mistake by crossing on river ice that was very dangerous. He had been successful in crossing the first time, but on his return, the conditions of the ice changed drastically and he was too tired to notice the difference.
He had just reached the edge of the river, when a car came along the road and stopped beside him. Inside the car were three young men, in their twenties, who asked “Where are you going?” Come with us and we will drive you to the bridge.”
To Michael the car seemed to come from nowhere and the three men looked unusual. They were all unusually handsome and their faces were flawless. Their mannerisms were full of politeness and open-hearted goodness. One of them addressed Michael by name, which was by itself surprising. It appeared that God had arranged to come to his rescue at exactly the right time.
A WHOLE BOY SCOUT TROOP OF ANGELS?
“He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11
Before we had a family, my wife, Luba, who was pregnant at the time, and myself were touring the Whiteface Mountain in Northern New York. We drove an old 1951 Kaiser that did not have functioning emergency brakes. They were never needed on flat prairie land where we grew up. Continue reading ANGELS: GOD’S QUICK RESPONSE