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Feel Safe with Home Guardian Angels

August 22, 2014

The homeguardians

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,

no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;

they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

Psalm 91: 9-12

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I have had several conversations with my family, friends and neighbours about safety,

in different occasions and from various standpoints.

It’s quite normal to be concerned about security issues, in many levels.

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I met an old lady.

She felt as a prisoner in her home,

she had lately got a new lock (a third one) in her door and she also had a alarm button

(mainly because of her physical condition, I suppose).

All her windows were locked and all her valuable things were in the safe box somewhere else.

She was afraid for burglars.

She was sure that they would get – some day or night –

into her tiny apartment and take something from her.

She felt miserable.

She told me that it would take up to an half hour for security company to come to her,

if she would desperately need them.

It was not enough.

I can understand her.

She was old and getting weaker.

She felt alone.

Left alone.

I never had a change to end my discussion with her,

but our meeting aroused many thoughts and questions in my mind.

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In many ways we make our own prisons,

and for me, fears play a big role as prison guards – mentally.

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This is one of the paintings I bought last time I visited a Red Cross flee market.

When I prayed for the angels to “show up” on the canvas,

I was reminded of the Home Guardians,

Angels that we can call to protect our homes.

In this case, they wanted to show how an important place can be protected from all directions.

They wanted me to paint them with different colours,

just to show that they can have different purposes,

while they work as home guardians.

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I have seen these angels many times before,

and they can be quite big, between 8 to 15 meters, or even much taller.

They help us to feel safe,

they keep us safe – as it’s told in the Psalm 91:

no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.

There are plenty of angels available,

you just have to ask for help.

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Let us send a tiny prayer:

Dear God,

and all Your Angels,

Send Home Guardian Angels

into all homes in the areas of violence and war,

Please, Give a peaceful night for all of us.

Amen.

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