When my mother was forty years old she became pregnant - with twin girls. I was twelve years old at the time and there were four other children. Living on a large dairy farm, there was no end of work to do.
It was a hard pregnancy and six weeks before the twins were to be born, mom was hospitalized because she had developed toxemia. My dad was now taking care of five children as well as managing our large dairy farm. Motherís prognosis did not look good. The possibilities of her dying were very real. Perhaps there would also be two babies he would have to care for by himself. Dad was very discouraged.
One morning, after all five of us were in school, two men knocked on the kitchen door. Dad had never seen them before and wondered who they were - but he invited them in. They came into our kitchen and lovingly read to him encouraging verses from the Bible. After they prayed for him, they left.
He never saw them again, but was sure they were angels. Their visit filled him strength and hope. Several days later, mother gave birth to twin girls and was home again in a week. She was fine and so were the babies. Other than having two small sisters to baby sit, life returned to normal. Angels sent from God. It happens all the time. More often than we realize.
During the past few years, so many people have told me stories of God sending angels to protect, strengthen and encourage. Letís not forget to thank God for sending His angels to minister to us. Father, so often I hear stories and also experience how Your ministering angels have helped, strengthened and encouraged your children.
Thank You for being so kind to us. Amen