If you’ve been hanging out with a 4-year-old little boy after school, you hear a lot about his rock collection and about fighting bad guys. You might start reading the Bible like this…
There were these bad guys, and they wanted to make sure their enemy was in the ground, so they closed up the hole with a big rock and made some guards with big swords stay there.
Then there was this earthquake. A really bad earthquake.
The earthquake was actually ’cause this angel came down from the sky, and he looked like lightning, and his clothes were super white.
The earthquake was ’cause the angel rolled the huge rock out of the way all by hisself.
Then the angel sat on the stone like a super hero, and the guards were so afraid they started shaking and were like dead guys. It was so cool.
(See Matthew 28:1-4)
God tells angels to guard his people.
Heroes dressed in white and trembling bad guys are still part of the story. Part of your story.
If you make the Most High your dwelling
–even the LORD, who is my refuge–
then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
“Because he loves me,” says the LORD,
“I will rescue him;
I will protect him,
for he acknowledges my name.”
Psalm 91:9-14 (NIV)