Monday, May 18
“And behold, an angel of the Lord appeared” (v. 7, RSV). An angel visited Peter and led him out of captivity. Why, we may wonder, does this not happen in our lives?
But it does. My wife was recently diagnosed with melanoma. While we held to faith, fear ensnared us. Surgery revealed stage one cancer without need for further treatment. We were released from our prison of fear by an unseen angel.
Yet there are times when the angel of God arrives by a different path. My sister has suffered from frontotemporal dementia for many years, and she will depart from this life all too soon. Will there be an angel for her? By faith, I believe there will be. God’s angel will lead her out from the captivity of illness and into the glorious future that God has prepared for her.
Lord, your angels are all around us. Give us eyes to see them. Grant us your loving protection in this world and in the world that is to come. Amen.