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马太福音18:10“你们要小心,不可轻看这小子里的一个。我告诉你们,他们的使者在天上,常见我天父的面。

这是圣经中的一节,让我们有理由相信“守护天使”的存在。“我最喜欢的一幅画挂在我父母家的客厅里。这是一幅画,画的是两个小孩在一座摇摇欲坠的桥上渡过一条小溪。在他们上方有一位天使注视着他们的每一小步’。

我毫不怀疑,我们有天使守护着我们的孩子和我们。令我惊讶的是,我们的蹒跚学步的孩子居然能活到他们的童年时代,或者在玩耍的小男孩居然能安全回家,或者我们的青少年居然能活到成年。他们能这样的唯一原因是上帝派天使来守护他们。当我九岁差点淹死的时候,是哪个天使让救生员注意到我吗?有人在保护我!

只是在这里,耶稣对这些“小家伙们”有天使守护的事实给出了一点不同的解释。他说,若是这样,就不可轻看这些小孩子。记住前面的经文,它警告我们不要使一个这样的孩子从信心中跌倒。如果你惹了孩子,准备惹他们的天使吧,他们正看着你呢!

感谢上帝赐给我们天使守护我们。

祷告:天父,感谢你差遣你圣洁的天使来看顾我们和我们的孩子。日子一天天过去,我们却没有注意到。有时我想知道,你的天使们一天中有多少次使我远离伤害和危险。睁开我的眼睛,便会发现我们一直在你的关怀下。阿们

Matthew 18:10: 10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

         This is the verse in the Bible that gives us a reason to believe that there are “guardian angels.”  One of my favorite paintings was one that hung in the living room of my parents house. It was a painting of two small children crossing a creek over a rickety only bridge. Above them was an angel watching their every step.

         I do not for a moment doubt that we have angels who watch over our children and over us. It is amazing to me that our toddlers ever make it to their childhood years, or that little boys at play ever come home safe, or that our teenagers ever make it to adulthood. The only reason they make it is because God sends his angels to watch over them.  Did one of those angels make the lifeguard notice me when I almost drowned when I was nine?  Someone kept me safe!

         Only here Jesus gives a little different twist on the fact that these “little ones” have angels watching over them. If that is the case, he says, then do not despise these little ones!  Remember the previous verses that warned against causing one of these little ones to fall from the faith. If you mess with children, be prepared to mess with their angels, who are watching over them!

         Thank God for giving us angels to watch over us.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your holy angels to watch over us and over our little ones. Day by day passes and we do not notice. Sometimes I wonder how often in a single day your angels have kept me from harm and danger.  Open my eyes to see that we are always under your watchful care.  Amen.

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