AM+DGThis post today is a special tribute to our Guardian angels. On 2nd Oct. as the feast of our Guardian Angels, and a few days previously – that of St Michael. Our Angels are an amazing Gift of God, given to us to guide and protect us. In previous years, we posted some personal stories of our Guardian angels – there are many personal stories to tell. As well as that we have the Archangels, the names of whom only 3 are mentioned in the Bible.
Last night, I was feeling a bit fragile, and prayed especially to St Raphael, St Michael and my dear Guardian angel about the things that troubled me. I think the times are upon us, and most of us have many worries – both physical and spiritual.
I awoke at 3am in the morning with a song in my head. I found myself singing in the chorus, but I could hear the whole tune in my mind. At first, I only remembered a few words, then the whole chorus. After that I recognized it but could only remember a word here and there. This went on for about an hour. I knew the lyrics were amazing – they answered my prayer perfectly. on the odd occasion, I have experienced this at waking in the morning, but this was different! Even the time was significant. At other times, when I wake up at odd hours, I think it reminds me to pray.
I felt now supported, and peaceful and joyous. I was reminded that God was always with us and He would take care of us, protect us and lead us. We need not worry.
Now this story also has another element. I rang my daughter “Remnant child of Mary” to tell her. And she said, “Mum, you don’t know what that means?”, and I said “Why? What do you mean? She told me how a few weeks before she had been speaking to her own daughter about difficulties being experienced in many professions regarding losing their jobs unless they are v…d. They were trying to work out an alternative. She had mentioned this alternative to me before. On reflection, I had said to her, that I could perhaps contribute in a small way.
And the same thing happened to her. She went to bed concerned about financial matters and what they could do. And guess what?!!! She also woke up with that tune in her head. The very same hymn/song!!! I remember singing it in Church decades ago. It was confirmation for her and her daughter. Somehow, our two different prayers and issues had collided. God was leading us to what He has planned for us. Like a tender father, He did not want us to worry, or be unsettled.
The heart-stirring lyrics are below:
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord
Who abide in His shadow for life
Say to the Lord, “My refuge, my rock in whom I trust!”
And He will raise you up on eagles’ wings
Bear you on the breath of dawn
Make you to shine like the sun
And hold you in the palm of His hand
The snare of the fowler will never capture you
And famine will bring you no fear
Under His wings your refuge, His faithfulness your shield
You need not fear the terror of the night
Nor the arrow that flies by day
Though thousands fall about you, near you it shall not come