I believe in God.
I believe in angels.
Angels in Heaven.
Angels on Earth.
Angels, God’s holy messengers of love and protection.
Angels who are not confined to history and the Bible.
Like the Angel Gabriel or Jacob’s Angel or the Guardian Angel Michael.
Living angels, here and now.
Like the twelve living angels in my book, Bending Angels.
Living angels are everywhere, like Flaviane Carvalho, a Florida restaurant employee, who opened her angel eyes. She saw with her heart a sad 11-year-old boy seated with his family at a Mrs. Potato Restaurant in Orlando, Florida on Dec. 31, 2020.
Flaviane noticed the boy had scratches and bruises. She became more concerned when his parents didn’t order him anything to eat.
Flaviane asked herself, “How can I know that this boy needs help?’ Instantly, she wrote and flashed a note to the boy when his parents weren’t looking. “Do you need help?” When the boy nodded and crossed his arms across his chest, she called 911. This living angel was a messenger to the police of God’s love and protection for this boy.
The police arrived within minutes. The police took the boy to a hospital, where doctors found numerous bruises. He also was 20 pounds underweight.
The boy told detectives that he had been tied up and hung upside down from a door in his home. Also, he had been beaten by his stepfather, handcuffed, and denied food.
The boy and his sister are now out of harm’s way. The angel saw something. Said something.
The abused boy was saved by a note and the angel eyes of a waitress.
God has said in Scripture that angels see, act, and have a place on Earth and in Heaven.
Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.
Are they not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up…
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained
God, in prayer we thank You for Your angels on Earth and in Heaven.
God, in prayer may we see the guardian angels You have appointed to watch over us, night and day.
God, in prayer please call us to be Your living angels on Earth. That we may have the eyes of angels to see and say something to protect all Your children from harm as Flaviane did for the 11-year old boy in Orlando.
God, if we see others in harm’s way or in need, please help us to take the next step, like Flaviane, to say something, to do something, and to lead them to the place You have prepared for them.
God, we may not have the chance to save a child from abuse. But, we can see the lonely neighbor next door and pay a visit, or the poor lady counting pennies in the grocery store line and buy her food, or a cold homeless man sleeping on the street and hand him a blanket. There are tens and tens of thousands of Your angels, may we each be one for You. Amen
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Jack H. Emmott is a Senior Counsel of Gray, Reed & McGraw, LLP, a 145-lawyer full-service firm in Houston, Dallas, and Waco, Texas, a Board-Certified Family Law and Master Credentialed Collaborative Law Professional Divorce Attorney, Mediator, Author, Entrepreneur, and Inspirational Speaker. For more information about Jack or his latest book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love, go to www.BendingAngel.com website.
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