For it is written: He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully (Luke 4:10)
This scripture hit home with me yesterday (2/19/2013) as I had a close brush with death. I had my seven year old son in vehicle and we were on our way to pick up my wife. We were driving down a very familiar road that I must have driven down hundreds of times before. It was an overcast day like any other day in February when all of a sudden, a loud sound occurred close behind our vehicle. At first I thought it was gunfire but quickly realized it couldn’t be that.
Instinctively, I looked in my rear view mirror and could see the sparks of electricity coming from a transformer on an electric pole and the pole was being ripped in half. Now that I look back at it, it seemed like a scene from a movie. I must have said something like “Oh my God J.R.” He turned and saw it happening also.
The pole fell to the ground and ignited more sparks. The cables appeared to fall across the entire four lane highway and sparks were everywhere. Realizing the pole fell very close to our vehicle and not knowing if more poles or wires were going to come down, my first thought was to get my son out of there and to safety. I praise God for keeping us safe. Even though we were close to danger, we were not harmed at all.
Looking back, I realized that my paternal instincts to protect my son are what God feels for us. Being a child of God, I know that he did in fact command his angels to protect me and my son as well as everyone else on that road. To my knowledge no one was hurt in this incident. That is amazing considering this highway is a highly populated route during rush hour traffic.
In taking a look at this scripture along with Matthew 4:6 and Psalms 91:11, you find that it is part of the scripture that Satan uses in his attempt to trick Jesus into jumping off a cliff. In that light, it must be an important scripture if the enemy attempts to use it against us. This scripture is meant to teach us that God will command his angels to protect us in our everyday lives, but we are not to intentionally place ourselves in danger.
To add to my testimony above, I was not supposed to be safely ahead of the incident when it occurred. It was my intention to leave my house a little later which would have put me on that road later and possibly right underneath the falling electrical pole. However, God fixed it so that I would receive an unexpected text that led to an unexpected phone conversation. Both caused me to deviate from “my” plan and get placed on “God’s” plan. Those few minutes saved our lives.
In conclusion, trust God in all you do. Have faith that He will protect you from any danger. Right now, His angels are watching over you. Believe it because they have been commanded to do so!
Have a blessed day!
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