His Angels Around Us

"Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him up. 'Quick, get up!' He said, and the chains fell off Peter's wrists." - Acts 12:7

Corrie ten Boom was born in 1892 in Haarlem, Holland. During World War II, she and her family helped Jews escape the persecution of the Nazis by allowing their home to be a safe haven. In February 1944, Corrie and her family were arrested and sent to Ravensbruck Concentration Camp. Corrie was the only member of her family to survive.

Following the war, Corrie's faith in Christ remained strong. She chronicled her life story in the book "The Hiding Place."

During the Cold War, Corrie once helped smuggle bibles into Communist Eastern Europe. The border guard was checking everyone's bag, and she knew her load of bibles would be discovered. She quickly prayed: "Lord, you have said that you would watch over your Word. Now, please watch over your Word that I am smuggling."

Suddenly as she looked at her suitcase, it seemed to glow with light. No one else saw it, but to Corrie it was unmistakeable.

When her turn came at customs, the guard, who had so vigilantly opened and inspected every other piece of luggage, glanced at her bag, shrugged and waved her through.

Corrie believed it was an angel that had helped her deliver God's Word behind the Iron Curtain.

The Lord still uses His angels to minister to us in times of need. Today in prayer, as you look to the Lord, know that in times of need, Christ may send His angels to guard over you.

"I do not know how to explain it; I can not tell how it is, but I believe angels have a great deal to do with the business of this world." - Charles H. Spurgeon

God's Word: "But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out." - Acts 5:19

By Peter Kennedy, Copyright 2002, Devotional E-Mail

DEVOTIONS IN ACTS pkennedy@devotional.com

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