shall Meet Our Guardian Angels
shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Ps.
Not until the providences of God are seen in the light of eternity shall we
understand what we owe to the care and interposition of His angels. Celestial
beings have taken an active part in the affairs of men. They have appeared
in garments that shone as the lightning; they have come as men, in the garb
of wayfarers. They have accepted the hospitalities of human homes; they acted
as guides to benighted travelers. They have thwarted the spoiler's purpose
and turned aside the stroke of the destroyer.
the rulers of this world know it not, yet often in their councils angels have
been spokesmen. Human eyes have looked upon them. Human ears have listened
to their appeals. In the council hall and the court of justice, heavenly messengers
have pleaded the cause of the persecuted and oppressed. They have defeated
purposes and arrested evils that would have brought wrong and suffering to
God's children. To the students in the heavenly school, all this will be unfolded.
one will understand the ministry of angels in his own life. The angel who
was his guardian from his earliest moment; the angel who watched his steps,
and covered his head in the day of peril; the angel who was with him in the
valley of the shadow of death, who marked his resting place, who was the first
to greet him in the resurrection morning--what will it be to hold converse
with him, and to learn the history of divine interposition in the individual
life, of heavenly co-operation in every work for humanity!
word of God in his hands, every human being, wherever his lot in life may
be cast, may have such companionship as he shall choose. In its pages he may
hold converse with the noblest and best of the human race, and may listen
to the voice of the Eternal as He speaks with men. As he studies and meditates
upon the themes into which "the angels desire to look" (1 Peter
1:12), he may have their companionship.