Today’s Scripture Selection: Exodus 23:20
“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared for you.”
Who was this angel of God that went before the people of God in their wilderness wanderings?
I wouldn’t begin to speculate on such a matter, though I can imagine there are those who have some interesting theories.
I will say this though…
It comforts me when I think of God providing for a wandering people with angelic assistance. It comforts me to think that sometimes, in my own times of wandering, God may be gracious enough to provide similar guidance.
It’s interesting to note how much is said these days about the presence and guidance of angels. Some of what is said seems relatively sound but much of it is mere speculation.
I feel on safe ground, though, simply reminding us that God does not leave us alone in our wandering, however His abiding presence might come.
Do I think we should run to the nearest psychic, pay our money and get in touch with whatever spiritual entity he or she recommends? Not on your life.
Do I think, however, that when we pray sincerely for God’s divine presence and guidance it will come in any number of interesting and powerful ways? Yes. I absolutely believe in that possibility – even that probability – because I believe scripture speaks of it often.
So, as the scriptures might say, “watch”. You never know when God may be sending guidance and comfort your way.
Who knows? It might even come in the form of an angel – moving quietly, but surely, before you.