Guardian Angels – Celestial ServantsOne of the most treasured beliefs held by many people is that each person has an appointed “Guardian angel” to watch over them. Although the Bible never uses the term “Guardian angel,” there are examples of angels being assigned to protect human beings. Angels are celestial messengers that move at the speed of light to carry out God’s will. In times of peril, “Guardian” angels are God’s servants sent to rescue us. The most significant characteristic of angels, is not their supernatural power or their magnificent beauty. Angels, specifically guardian angels, are compelled to work on our behalf. Guardian Angels – Secret AgentsWhen our son was five, he was permitted to ride his bicycle on the street in front of our house. “For [God] orders his angels to protect you wherever you go”. Could this have been an unseen guardian angel? In his book, Angels: God’s Secret Agents, Dr. Billy Graham states, “I do not believe in angels because I have ever seen one because I haven’t. I believe in angels because the Bible says there are angels; I believe the Bible to be the true Word of God.”1 So how are we to regard the bright aura that rescued two young boys from a collapsing cavern? Who was the tall blond stranger that guided the divers to a hole in the ice? A young child rolls, unharmed, across three lanes of California freeway and asks, “Mother, did you see them? All the angels that stopped the traffic!”2 Yet angels never minister selfishly, directing attention upon themselves. Guardian Angels – Cosmic CommoditiesHave you ever tried to contact your guardian angel? A friend of mine who manages a bookstore frequently receives requests for books that teach how to pray to your angel or how to discover your guardian angel’s name. These same individuals attend seminars that promise to “Put you in touch with your guardian angel.” Other angel-seekers choose a more convenient method “For $59.95 you can e-mail three questions to our angel psychic and receive a response from your personal guardian angel within 72 hours”! Guardian angels are a hot commodity. Books which profess the truth about guardian angels use every source of information except the genuine source of truth. Angel lore, myths, ancient stories, even personal encounters with guardian angels must be measured against an infallible standard, the Bible. We are warned about the danger in pursuing guardian angels, not God. We must not place our faith in angels, which God created.
Angel of God, My guardian dear, To whom His love commits me here Ever this day be at my side To light and guard, to rule and guide. Matthew 18:10.A Guardian Angel is a benevolent supernatural entity, whose main function is to protect and guide a person. Like cherubs’ typical description evolved over time from Eldritch Abomination to a cute baby-like being, guardian angels became the “Good angel” in a good angel-bad angel routine. The bad angels, too, originated from the same concept, as it was commonly believed, though non-canon, that there is a fallen angel following around people as well, as the fallen angels seem to attempt to recreate the celestial hierarchy. Guardian angels, generally speaking, do not have as much power, they typically work in subtle ways and often act as a conscience. In fiction, the role of guardian angel is sometimes held by a dead person, who may or may not have known the person they’re guarding when they were alive, instead of by an actual angel. Expect God Was My Copilot, as usually the person is not even aware that the guardian angel influenced anything or is even there. Early on in Digimon Adventure, Patamon asks Takeru/T.K. what an angel is after seeing a painting of one and Takeru explains it as something special that watches over them, comparing angels like the Digimon. The Bishop’s Wife features Cary Grant as a guardian angel sent to help the bishop, Rev. Henry Brougham, who is stressed out with family and work problems mainly having to do with raising funds to build a grand new cathedral. Later, in heaven, Liliom sees the knife sharpener again and is told that he’s Liliom’s guardian angel. The Gumbo’s small child Pasquale in Rose Is Rose has a Guardian Angel, who usually looks just like little Pasquale with wings. Things get confusing later when actual Guardian Angels appear. Quantum Leap episode “It’s a Wonderful Leap:” a woman claims she is Sam’s guardian angel, and is there to help him help the person he leapt into. The Latinoamerican Telenovela Un Angel Llamado Azul was about a little girl’s guardian angel who falls in love with her teacher. In Married… with Children “It’s a Bundy-ful Life”, a Guardian Angel shows up to help Al. When he actually meets Al in person, the angel unleashes a Big “NO!” and rants angrily at God for giving him this horrible assignment.