Angels Watching Over Me
In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the Angel of His Presence saved them; in His love and in His pity He redeemed them; and He bore them and carried them all the days of old. Isaiah 63:9
The Ecclesiastical History of Socrates Scholasticus, an early book of church history, tells of a believer named Theodore, who was subjected to torture under the direction of Emperor Julian the Apostate. Theodore was later asked about the levels of pain he endured. He was asked which was worse—the scourging or the rack. Theodore said he was not able to answer that question because during the torture a young man suddenly appeared beside him and, using a soft and cooling linen, wiped away the sweat, cooled him with water, and so strengthened his mind that the trial became a season of rapture rather than of suffering.
Can you recall a moment in your life when you unerringly felt that you had been protected or given supernatural help? We’ll learn more about that moment in heaven, but surely if Jesus Himself needed angelic assistance, so do we; so the angels are nearer than we know, all through the night and day.
All night, all day, angels watching over me, my Lord. African-American Spiritual
His Lovingkindness, Isaiah 63:7-9 – Pastor Chuck Smith – Topical Bible Study