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LIVING IN HIS PRESENCE

    Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. Psalm 91:9-13

    Praise God for angels because we need all the help we can get living in a world filled with evil! I have always known and believed in guardian angels even before I was saved but it wasn't until 35 years ago that I actually met one.

    One day after teaching a Bible study on loving God and your neighbor I passed by a man lying in the weeds at a stop sign and then turned to go home when the Holy Spirit reminded me of what I had just taught. Convicted, I turned around and picked the man up who was severely sunburned and dirty, obviously out in the elements a long time. It was a thirty minute trip to the farm where I was going to start a ministry so I questioned him about why he was living in the streets and what happened to him.

    I don't remember what he told me because within my heart God was dealing with me about what I was going to do for him. Unbeknownst to me this was a divine test to see if I was really going to walk the talk and do what I had been teaching. When we came to the road to turn off to go to our farm I purposed in my heart to do anything I had to do to help this man and he said to me, "Let me out!" Shocked, I directed him to a little men's ministry a block down the street and told him I would be right back. I went home grabbed some of my clothes and went back to the ministry where no one had seen the big guy. I searched up and down the highway when I realized that he was an angel and I had passed the test!

    Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. Hebrews 13:2

Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin