IT WAS April 13, 2014. The wind was blowing in my face, drying the sweat. My legs hurt in spite of the fact that I had trained for the occasion. I was going up Chirripo Mountain in Costa Rica with a group of missionaries. Because of various delays, we had begun our hard climb at 6:00 in the evening, and now night had fallen. As if that were not enough, I had two additional concerns: my children, five and seven years old, wanted to go with two ladies who were going faster than we were, so I lost sight of them; in addition, there were three 70-year-old women (one of them my mother) and a blind man. I prayed non-stop the whole way up.
When we reached our destination, my children joyfully came running up to me. Someone told me that they had gotten lost at a crossroads. Not knowing which path to take, one of the women prayed with my daughter, and when they opened their eyes, they saw that one of the paths was filled with candy wrappers. They decided to follow them, and that led them to us. We are convinced that an angel put those wrappers on their path. This is not a ridiculous idea; it is one hundred percent biblical: ‘Te angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, and delivers them» (Psalm 34:7).»Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?’ (Hebrews 1:14). Do not doubt that as faithful children of God, we are under the constant care of angels. «To us in the common walks of life, heaven may be very near. Angels from the courts above will attend the steps of those who come and go at God’s command» (White, The Desire of Ages, ch. 4, p. 48).
«Angels from the world of light are near to those who in humility seek for divine guidance» (ibid., ch. 14, p. 141). «From what dangers, seen and unseen, we have been preserved through the interposition of the angels, we shall never know, until in the light of eternity we see the providences of God. Then we shall know that the whole family of heaven was interested in the family here below, and that messengers from the throne of God attended our steps» (ibid., ch. 24, p. 240). Thank You, Lord.
«For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go» (Psalm 91:11, NLT).