angelic emulation

Do not think badly of these little children. I tell you this. They have angels in heaven. And all the time their angels can see the face of my father who is in heaven. [Matthew 18:10 WE]

Looking upon a child Jesus begins to give us a peek into the heart of God.
In just a few sentences our Lord paints a beautiful picture of our Heavenly Father.
He tells us that protecting angels are assigned to his children.

He goes on telling us how God searches out wayward children and rejoices when they are found.
His heart for his children is matchless and His love overwhelms us.
He is a Father like no other and is an example of unconditional love.

Jesus tells us to not to think badly of God's children.
In contrast, we should be like the angels in our protection of each other.
We should always have each other's back.

When one of us strays our heart should demonstrate the compassion of our Father.
Our prayers, like the angels, should behold the face of God for those who are lost.
We should rejoice when a lost soul is found - our heart should be that no one perish.

Dear Lord. Help the child that has strayed. Open their eyes to your love.

... this devotion is part of the Red Letters series. Click here to read more.

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