Poetry With A Mission

...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

“ ‘Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones [children], for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven [every individual has a personal guardian angel]’ ” (Matt 18:10, NKJV).

“Are not all angels spirits in the divine service, sent to serve for the sake of those [the righteous] who are to inherit salvation” (Heb 1:14).

“Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word [will], Heeding the voice of His word” (Ps 103:20, NKJV).

“For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Ps 91:11, NIV).

“The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him [God], and rescues them” (Ps 34:7, NASB).

“My God hath sent His angel, and [the angel] hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me [Daniel]…” (Dan 6:22, KJV).

“Whereas angels, who are greater in power and might [than humans are]…” (2 Peter 2:11, NKJV).

“ ‘You made them [humans] for a little while lower than the angels…[the angels are an order of intelligence’s higher than man]’ ” (Heb 2:7, NASB).

“ ‘Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth’ ” (Luke 15:10, KJV).

“Then I [John the Revelator] fell at his feet to worship him [the angel]. And he said unto me, ‘See thou do it not: I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God [God only]…’ ” (Rev 19:10, KJV).

“And all the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne [in recognition of the greatness of God’s majesty, holiness and power] and worshiped God [thus giving God the due respect He deserves]” (Rev 7:11, KJV).

“Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands, saying [singing] with a loud voice: ‘Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honour and glory and blessing!’ ” (Rev 5:11,12, KJV).

“Be not forgetful to entertain [show hospitality] strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” (Heb 13:2, KJV).

“ ‘Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds [surrounding angels]’ with great power and glory. Then He will send out the angels, and gather His elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven’ ” (Mark 13:26,27).

“And to give relief to the afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels [at His Second Coming]” (2 Thess 1:7).

Please Help Me To Remember

Thank you so much for that angel, Lord, that protected me today,
And who also has throughout my life, I’ll not hesitate to say.
I’m sure that one day in Heaven, if I ask You, I’ll be shown
The many times that I have been spared, Lord, and haven’t even known.

This guardian angel that was sent, and right from my birth by Thee,
Every moment of each day keeps a very watchful eye on me.
And though I know that the time will come when my life will somehow end,
I’m just so very grateful that I’ve always had this caring friend.

Therefore, please help me to remember much more often than I do
This angel that You have sent to me, who’ll remain my whole life through.
For though each person on this earth has an angel given by Thee,
They so often just get forgotten, though beside us constantly.

I know we mustn't worship these angels, nor images or man,
For nowhere within Your Holy Word have You told us that we can.
In fact, such worship You've forbidden, for honour is only due
To You, Lord, who created not just humans, but these angels too.

We’re told that these Holy spirit beings only pay homage to Thee,
And Your praises vocalize most exuberantly, and endlessly.
For they well know of Your goodness, and Your great love that saw that we
Were provided with an angel who’d aid us continually.

I’m so thankful for this angel who works so tirelessly for me,
Me! Even though I'm a wretched sinner, who acts so thoughtlessly.
For my sinful words and behaviour must often pain this angel,
And no doubt more so You, Lord, whose wishes I know so very well. 

I so long to see this angel who's charged with looking after me;
This Holy angel who my well-being cares for conscientiously.
And I’ll be quick to thank that angel, but far quicker I will be
To thank, and join in all those praises of You, Lord, who died for me.

Yes, your love’s so amazing, Lord, how can I such love comprehend?
For it's a love that sends us angels who remain till our lives end.
And I also understand, Lord, that more angels You will send too,
If more than one is needed midst any troubles that we go through.

Thus, I’m not surprised that angels adore and loyally serve Thee,
Gladly doing Your bidding, Lord, and worshiping You joyfully.
And I too, can’t wait to serve Thee — hence why longingly I await
That time when You will arrive, Lord, to wing me back to Your estate.

But meantime, I will serve Thee as best as I can on earth below,
Working in this needy mission field to help others Your love know.
And like those angels sent to help us, I also, will help mankind,
In the hope that when You appear, Lord, more to serve Thee You will find.

By Lance Landall