Daily Devotions: March 5, 2017

Daily Devotions: March 5, 2017

Matthew 4:6-1

“Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.” vs. 11

Sometimes it seems that there is no end to the parade of demons that visit us in daily living. Some are personal and secret and we’ve known them for years. They come by at inopportune times with their temptations and ugly thoughts and can hang around for days. It’s not that they’re around all the time…sometimes they seem to go on vacation and we can believe that our prayers have worked and we’ve been exorcised. But then they return…and they seem to have brought along friends…and the testing turns intense. In those moments we yearn for the angels who came and waited on Jesus…how good it would be to feel their care and love! And then they come! And what a blessing it is! Angels show up…the good friends who care, the ones who are so faithful in channeling God’s love. Often they are angels unaware and don’t have a clue about the incredible support they bring. They come with gifts and words of assurance, offering us non-judgmental ears and hearts brimming with compassion. In their presence we are nourished and sustained and the ugly voices within are silenced and stilled. Sometimes the testing even ends for a spell and we are empowered in our own serving and loving. And on the best days, God be praised, we even end up being angels for others…and the reciprocal blessings never end.

Thought for the Day: When have angels ministered to me?

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