This post will be long...I am writing for myself. I am re-posting this blog from last year. I need to read this post, because this morning I read Psalm 91 and was reminded how God has angels protecting me, I even Facebooked the verse this morning, because it had such an impact on me.
This image has been on my mind since Saturday, when the flood happened. I have a house that the pipes burst. I took several pics with my phone. This one is in the garage. This image on the right is ? Some say a reflection, but this is my Angel. Call me crazy, but I believe.
This morning during my quiet time, I was reading the last chapter of 2 Samuel. In a nutshell, the Lord was angry with Israel. He sent Gad, a prophet, to David, with a message from the Lord, with 3 options that he was going to carry out against him. One was 3 years of famine, one was 3 months of fleeing from enemies, and the other was 3 days of plague. David's reply was, " I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his MERCY is great, but do not let me fall into the hands of men." So the Lord sent a plague. Many died. As the angel was going to destroy Jerusalem, the Lord was grieved and said to the angel "ENOUGH, WITHDRAW YOUR HAND!". At the end of the chapter, David built an altar to the Lord and the Lord answered prayer and the plague was stopped.
So, then this morning, after 2 Samuel, I was reading Psalms 91. OMG...this Psalm is basically talking about trusting in God and his protection for us. It recounts 2 Samuel. Ps 91 5-7, in a nutshell, You will not fear pestilence, plague, or thousands that fall at your side. Ps 91:9-12, "If you make the Most High your dwelling-even the Lord, who is my refuge--then NO harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning YOU to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."
You know I could go on and paraphrase the end of the Ps 91, but I just have to quote it, because the Bible has such powerful passages that no one can say any better, so here is the actual verses.
"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."
I myself, am so blessed, but I do have hurts, troubles, disappointments. BUT, I do acknowledge God's name, and I know he will answer me, and I know his MERCY (compassion) is perfect. God will only ALLOW what we can handle. I would like to hear God say "Enough, Withdraw your hand" to an angel... He clearly says, he has angels that concern me, and they will guard me.
So, the picture above, I believe, is an angel protecting me. Right behind the garage is the ceiling that fell through. I was being so careful to not stand anywhere that may cave in. I know some that read this will be skeptical, and you can, it is your right. BUT, I cannot forget this image. I take hundreds of pictures of houses and I have never seen this! Hmmmm...what do you think?