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Read Psalm 91

Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? Hebrews 1:14

How often have you heard that truth is stranger than fiction? When my husband and I were pregnant with our first child, we were told that he would have to have multiple surgeries at birth and that we needed to be prepared for him not to live. He was born on December 2nd and the first 12 days of his life were filled with surgeries. It was a trying time and at first we didn’t have a lot of hope. It seemed that Christmas was going to be a very sad occasion for us. But around the 14th of December after the doctors called to tell me I needed to rush to the hospital if I wanted to see our son before he died, God showed up in a big way.

We learned He is a God that hears our prayers and although things may seem bad to us, God is there “hiding us in the shelter of the Almighty.” While my mom prayed, I really did shout out, “That’s it!” Just like Holly and Daniel experienced in our story, I believe God reminded me that I am highly sensitive to medication and only take half doses. My son was the same. From that day forward our son improved and after forty – one days in the NICU we brought him home.

And just like the story, as Mom and I left the NICU, the door leading directly to our son’s bed was decorated with angels. It was the only place we saw covered with a scene of angels overlooking the Baby Jesus.

As I turned to look at the door, God brought to mind the verses in Psalm 91:1 – 2, “ Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD , ‘ He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. ‘ ” And verse 11 says, “For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.”


Decorate your door with angels this year. Use it to remind yourself that God has put His angels around you to protect you. We may not see them and we should never believe in them more than we do God, but we can thank God He does use angels to minister to our needs daily.

Devotion Written By

<a href="" target="_self">Ruth ONeil</a>

Ruth ONeil

I have been a freelance writer for more than 20 years, publishing hundreds of articles in dozens of publications as well as a few books. I enjoy helping others of all ages make their publishing dreams come true. I was born and raised in upstate New York and attended Houghton College. When I’m not writing or homeschooling, I spend my spare time quilting, reading, scrapbooking, camping and hiking with the family.

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