Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Angel of Endurance

Before daybreak this morning, I went to the kitchen for water.  Reaching to turn on the little dolphin nite light, I accidentally knocked  over an empty glass on the counter.  As it crashed to the hard floor, I winced, turning my back for protection.  When I looked somehow the drinking glass was perfectly whole with not a sign of a crack.  I was impressed that it hadn't broken--it seemed unlikely --a high fall on a ceramic tile floor.  I can't explain the feeling as I stared at my favorite blue tumbler.  It did seem as though "someone" had my back, had me covered.  This experience gave me more strength --help is ever present.  When going through extreme pressure, I, too,  will not break.

Several years ago, I discovered this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson in an angel  book. 

It is in rugged crises, in unwearable endurance
and in arms which put sympathy
out of the question, that
the angel is shown.

In these challenging, changing times, we can all use a heavy dose of the power of endurance.  Endurance is a virtue that can strengthen our resolve to keep on keeping on.  Even Christ was strengthened by an angel in the garden before the soldiers came to take him away. 
Discouragement is always a sign that we are relying on our own power and forgetting all the unseen angelic help just waiting for a call. The Angel of Endurance can enfold us with comforting wings and help us to push through any obstacle that is trying to hold back our heart's service.  Anselm Gruen, in his inspiring book, Angels of Grace, states: "In everything you complete there shines something of the completion that is in God."

So the next time you feel like giving up, know that you are not alone. Angels abound and the Angel of Endurance is by your side offering strength and courage to finish what you've started. We are so thankful for the presence of the Angels. Their loving comfort will guide us to become all that we truly are. 

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen