See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared (Exodus 23:20 NIV).
Our life is a big journey. In this big journey of life there are smaller journeys too. For a Christian these journeys can become special experiences of God’s protection, guidance and care. This is because God sends His angel ahead of us. The angel acts as a protective shield to the Christian. It is like the President of a country moving in his car with pilot vehicles and personnel and security guards moving in front.
This moving ahead ensures guidance too. One of the main purpose of God sending His angel ahead of you is to guide you in the right direction. It is to bring you or take you to your destination. There are possibilities of losing the way as there are possibilities of threats from outside forces and enemies. Sometimes you can easily be distracted by attractions alongside the way and stay to enjoy them. Or at times you could get discouraged by the hardship of the journey itself and you chose to abandon the moving ahead altogether. It is at these times that the guiding angel’s leading brings a renewed vigor to our moves to reach our destination.
And it should not surprise the believer to note that God is leading you to the place He has already prepared for you. This is a blessed thought. Quite often we journey ahead worrying of how we will manage once we reach our destination. It is of great comfort to note that the place to where God is leading you is one already prepared for you. It is made ready. All you need to do is to listen to Him and obey and walk in trust and hope!