“See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 18:10)
Angels are not gods to be worshipped but merely messengers who continue to function regardless of our awareness of their existence. Nevertheless, knowing that God has assigned a messenger to you should make you bear one thing in mind: YOU ARE NEVER ALONE. No matter what happens, no matter your situation in life, there is always an Angel with you.
How about if you learn to talk to and listen to your Guardian Angel? In fact, this is exactly what God encourages us to do. He says: “Give heed to him and listen to his voice… if you listen attentively to his voice and do all that I say (meaning God speaks to us through our Guardian Angel), then I will be an enemy to your enemies.” (Exodus 23:21-22).
What other protection do we need? Why run from pillar to post out of fear when God has assured you of such a high level of protection from your enemies?
Dear friends, it doesn’t end there. There are also great consequences for refusing to listen to the voice of our Guardian Angels. God says: “Do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression” (Exodus 23:21). Our Guardian Angel protects us in two ways, either by warning us ahead of time of impending danger or battling for us thereby removing the danger.
Let us begin to appreciate our Angels because if not for their work, things would have been a lot worse for us. The more you learn to converse with your personal Guardian Angel, the more your eyes become open to so many things you never thought existed before. The more you get closer to your Guardian Angel, the less fearful you become.
Jesus warned his disciples in today’s Gospel passage saying “see that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 18:10). What other assurances of Divine Protection do we need?
Let us pray: Lord Jesus, draw me nearer to you through my Guardian Angel. Amen.
Bible Study: Baruch 4:5-12,27-29, Ps. 69:33-37, Matthew 18:1-5,10)