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Monday, August 4, 2014
What's his name? I don't know.
“Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits
sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.” Hebrews 1:14
out about him quite by accident and I don’t even know his name. He was born in November of 2003. The records are sealed and I don’t know his
biological mother’s name. I had only met
her that one time. They only dated a few weeks and then I never saw her again. I didn't know his mom, but I knew his biological
father well. He was my son, David.
Risky behavior was part of his Borderline Personality Disorder when he wasn't being treated. The news didn't surprise me, but sent many other emotions my way. This very first grandchild was given up for
adoption. I wasn't even suppose to know he existed and never got to meet him. But we did find out he existed and talked with David about his decision to sign off on the adoption. It doesn't seem that long ago that my husband, Mike, and I were talking with each other about how this was the best decision
for this young mom and David to make.
Even though I knew this was a good decision, my heart still ached for
the chance to have some type of relationship with this baby, that's now a boy, and before you know it will be a young man.
I think about
him and wonder how he is. I wonder about
his family, his grandparents, and if he’s doing well. I wonder if he has that infectious smile that
David had or is he outgoing or quiet. I wonder if he has any siblings, where he goes to school, and if he is in a Christian home. I'd love to actually meet him someday and hear all about his life. I’d also love to be
able to tell the family about David and the joys and struggles he had in his
above has special meaning to me because I pray for him to accept Jesus and
believe the angels are caring for him. Just
think about angels and how the scripture says they care for those that are or
will be saved. It also says they are
SENT. So, if they are sent who does the
sending? Well, I believe it is clear
that God does. He sends without us even asking and when we ask. In other words, God knows when to send angels to care for us, and how many to send. If you look at other verses in scripture it will confirm this over and over again.
Even when the devil tempted Jesus in the desert he quoted scripture about angels helping. Luke 4:10 says "For the Scriptures say,‘He will order his angels to protect and guard you.'" (NLT) In the same story scripture says in Mark 1:13 "... he was tempted by Satan for forty days. He was out among the wild animals, and angels took care of him."
Lastly it states angels, not angel. Look at this verse when Jesus is being arrested. Matthew 26:53 "Don’t you realize that I could ask my Father for thousands of angels to protect us, and he would send them instantly?" I don't know about you, but this is quite comforting to me. God will
send us as many as we need at just the right time.
Prayer: Lord, remind me that you send angels to care
for me and my family. Send your angels to my kids and help them feel your love and care for them as they go to school, work, day treatment, the
hospital, or wherever they may be each day.