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Now as Jacob went on his way, the angels of God met him. Jacob said when he saw them, “This is God’s camp.” So he named that place Mahanaim.

GENESIS 32 : 1 – 2 (NASB)

Recently I have been re-watching one of my favourite tv series, “Touched By An Angel.” It is rather old compared to modern productions but it was and still is good wholesome viewing, enjoying the adventures of Monica and Tess as they help souls in need of God’s intervention in their lives. As Susan my wife always says, “such stories never get old.” These fictional stories remind me of the reality of my Father God’s protection and provision in life, all by His Eternal Love.

This morning I was encouraged by our chosen scripture. Even after years Jacob is fearful of meeting his brother Esau who he cheated of his birthright, he expected the possibility of violent revenge on him and his new family. His return home was in God’s will and He was going to protect Jacob and his family. Almighty God had His angels meet Jacob to encourage him for the journey ahead. We don’t know how many angels Jacob witnessed, but we do know they were successful in giving him courage and confidence in God’s plan for him. Such is just one of many roles of God’s angels in the lives of mankind. I have never had a problem believing in angels my entire life, indeed I wrote a blog post in April 2020 about angels entitled “Guardians of The Saints.” Maybe someday I will collate a collection of angel stories to share with you?

Dear reader, be encouraged in your place in God’s family. Be further encouraged by the work of His Holy Spirit and His Word (Bible) in your life through your prayers. Be assured of His protection and provision, maybe even by the hands of angels that you might or might not see. Angels work in our lives often in human form, sometimes being the right person at the right time. But who can be certain that the kind stranger who helped you wasn’t an angel, sent by God?

19 thoughts on “The Comfort of Angels

  1. I can think of at least one time when I was in the company of angels.

    I was driving down an unfamiliar road in the middle of the night when a women suddenly appeared near the side of the road waving her arms frantically. I hit the brakes just in time to negotiate a hairpin turn. Sadly, I did not go back to check about the woman, but immediately realized this was a divine intervention, as this happened in the middle of nowhere.

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  2. Amen! The 2 encounters I had with angels in Denver in the summer of 1998 were absolutely incredible and I will never forget them. Angels are beautiful and powerful, and I am so thankful God uses them to protect us! God bless you!

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  3. Thank you for the ones who shared their stories here. Thank you Alan for the blog.
    Figure on the road is a true testimony of Divine GRACE I have shared fully in my Memoirs of God’s Golden Shafts in my life. I am praying for the ability to write and finish in 2021. Four teenagers survived an impossible crash with a fallen tree around a hidden bend on a deserted outback road. I saw the form with franticly waving arms, Two others did as well Our screams caused the driver to sharply brake.
    We hit the tree but the car became wedged in leaves. We all only, 18 year olds, escaped unhurt. Police reported it as a ‘miracle’
    I lifelong have thanked GOD for His undeserved Grace,
    As a child only eight I saw angel figures worshipping in a church high in the rafters. I never told adults or shared again as I was told then it was my imagination. I believe in angels, I believe in demons, I believe in God Almighty over ALL That’s why He IS…….Father, Son And Holy Spirit. Blessings all!

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  4. I remember years ago seeing angels of protection outside our home. It was right before my husband went on his first mission trip to Burma. There were 2 that I saw and they were taller than our house. Thanks for your encouraging words and can I just say ~ Touch By An Angel is still on of my favorites too! God bless!

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  5. Thank you Alan. Angels are ministering spirits sent by God. I can recall several instances in my life where the only explanation is God’s intervention through Angels.
    To God be the glory!

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