Wednesday, May 30, 2012

An Angel Gong

Our family was relaxing in the porch just recently when I was reminding a troubled loved one that the angels were with him and to keep having faith.  With all the challenges, he'd been facing, he told me, he really couldn't feel the angels around him.  Just then a distinct clank, like a gong sounded.  An angel ornament hanging by the front door had somehow struck the light fixture. And there was no wind!  As human nature so often doubts the validity of the gift, we tried to recreate the tone, but of course we couldn't.  Things did lighten up though, and we enjoyed a good laugh at the timing.  Angels were no doubt delivering a message.  No one is ever alone.  The plaque hanging beside it:  "Wherever you go, whatever you do, may an angel watch over you," made the message appear even more deliberate.

Whether we believe it or not, angels are always with us.  Sometimes they appear in physical ways that make them more real, but often they embrace our thoughts with higher inspiration, taking us to a new level of grace. 

Lately, whenever I find myself beginning to entertain a fearful thought, I remember that there are legions of angels surrounding me.  It's such a lovely visual, that a wonderful peacefulness settles over me. The Psalmist wrote, "For he has given his angels charge over you to guide and protect you in all of your ways..." So our being is always secure in the Love of God; and His representatives, the angels, wing their way into human thought, lifting us up far above the din of mortal mind's limitations.  This is something to be eternally grateful be in the company of angels. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.