See that you don’t look down on one of these little ones,
because I tell you that in heaven their angels continually view the face of My Father in heaven.
[For the Son of Man has come to save the lost].
What do you think?
If a man has 100 sheep, and one of them goes astray, won’t he leave the 99 on the hillside and go and search for the stray?
And if he finds it, I assure you: He rejoices over that sheep more than the 99 that did not go astray.
In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
Do you believe in angels?
I. Most. Certainly. Do.
The Word says: the Father sends His angels of great strength to do His Word and they are obedient to His command.
I’m so thankful for the angels He gives my children . . . angels who always see His face.
I’m so thankful for all the times His angels look after my children when I can not. Be it distance, or our circumstances, or in their rebellion, I know His angels continue to be with them, just as when I prayed for the little ones held close to my heart.
Angels were there:
- Daniel in the lion’s den to shut the mouths of the devouring lions
- Peter bound in jail between 2 guards, the night before his execution is rescued and walks out of the jail
- Elijah was afraid and running for his life was touched by an angel, not once but twice
- The apostles jailed and angels opened the doors of the jail
- Lot’s hand grabbed when he hesitated to leave Sodom with his family, because You were merciful to them
And so it is even today. I pray for the angels who always see the face of the Father.
And for the one who has strayed . . .
I ask that You send an angel from heaven to help him.
Just as we can entertain angels without knowing it, I pray for a stranger with the heart of Yours to show him a kindness that he will recognize is from You.
For someone who will share Your love and Your presence with him, so that he will remember, he will believe, he will run TO You and will bow before You once again. Your Word tells me about what you’ve done for those You call your own ~ In all their distress He too was distressed, and the angel of His Presence saved them. In His love and mercy He redeemed them.
I don’t know how or when, but I ask that You help him open his heart to You, his Abba Father.
So I watch, I pray, and I wait. And I say thanks. It is not the will of my Father in heaven that one of these little ones perish.