It was a quiet relaxing day in our house. Our Engineer spent a good deal of the day resting while he fights off a nasty cold. We did a little bit of Chemistry, but otherwise I let him rest. Bless his heart, I hope he recovers quickly.
With our Engineer taking a sick day from school, I had a little extra time on my hands to do a little housework and enjoy my March Quest: read some of my current book.
I also spent some time praying for several people I care about today. I prayed specifically for a couple of loved ones who happen to be far away from me. I petitioned God for Angels of Protection for them as they travel this weekend.
Growing up in a Christian home, I was introduced to both prayer and angels early in my life. I'm so thankful to have been raised in a believing family where prayer was a normal part of our daily lives. I know in my heart that no matter what I may encounter in my day, I have God to go to for a source of protection, comfort, love, forgiveness, understanding, help, and well...truly this list could just go on and on.
In Psalm 91, God commands His angels to protect us. I have no doubt that they do. I have read several books on angels through the years. They have included some amazing stories of protection from (what the authors of those stories believe were) heavenly angels.
Whenever I feel unsettled or unsure, I'll ask God for some peace and I boldly request His angel's protection as well. I'm not going to lie, I pray for the 10 foot armed kind myself. It's true. I have a picture in my head of what I think they might look like and it gives me comfort to think of those 10 foot angels standing guard.
When our Scientist was born, one of the gifts we received was a little children's book called Angels by Patricia Richardson Mattozzi. It has a 1989 copyright date, and a google search came up pretty empty. I am guessing it is out of print.
What a shame, because it is one of the sweetest books in our family collection of children's literature. I LOVE this book. I LOVED reading it to our boys when they were little. They LOVED me reading it to them before they were tucked into bed for the night.
Clearly our copy has been well read and greatly loved.
Angels was written in a cute sing-songy rhyme with just a few words on each page. The book tells the story of how angels are with us throughout our day as we go about our usual daily activities.
It's filled with sweet comforting words. What blessed thoughts to have in our minds as we to go to bed! The illustrations are pretty adorable as well.
The very last page of this endearing little book promises us we can all rest in the gift of God's protection:
For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways ~ Psalm 91:11