“For God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways. With their hands they shall support you, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the asp and the viper, trample the lion and the dragon.
Whoever clings to me I will deliver, whoever knows my name I will set on high. All who call on me I will answer; I will be with them in distress; I will deliver them and give them honor.
With length of days I will satisfy them and show them my saving power.” Psalm 91:11-16
The Harry Potter fever and Azkal frenzy still linger in the air. Though Harry had already found his patronus which is a stag, the Azkals are still in search of theirs, a dog from which they got their name. I hope they find it just in time to ensure that 4 goals they so badly need tonight in their match against Al-Azraq.
A patronus is an animal protector created by a spell to defend against dark creatures or dementors. we often forget that we too have our own “patronus“. These are spiritual beings depicted as messengers of God called angels. a guardian angel is assigned to protect and guide a specific group or person. But do we really need angels when God is always here and now? Of course, we could talk to God directly about our concerns. But do you hear Him answer back?
If we just look deeper with our hearts, instead of our eyes, we can feel our angels at work. At times of triumph, when we are too high with our self-indulgence and pride, it would never cross our mind that somehow, we made it because our guardian angels lent their wings in order for us to soar up high. And when we fall from grace, who would have thought the angels were ready to catch us and break the fall.
Were your appointments cancelled because something suddenly came up? I bet they often do. Not part of the plan. So you opt for plan B or C, if you have. Happened to me, not once, not twice but zillions of times. When I was younger, I do get furious. And instantly. But not anymore.
Those glitches in my planner made me realize that God is trying to reach me, but couldn’t. Because I’m either out of the coverage area or I’m not yet in service. So He sends his angels to get His message across. Even if it means messing up with my time. And my self-centered plans. Now I no longer get frustrated.
Because delays, postponements and cancellations now have a different meaning. It spells the difference between a better option and complete disaster; between a brighter idea and a so-so presentation; between winning and losing.
Azkalius Patronum! I hope the Azkals win against Kuwait. But if they don’t, listen. God sends His message.
As for me, God pm’s me through St. Uriel – the guardian angel assigned to me because I was born on a Wednesday.