Angels Among Us

August 13, 2010 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment

I recently received a letter. In this letter it told the stories of the Willie and Martin handcart companies, in commemoration of Pioneer Day. In this it told the story of these faithful pioneers and how they would pull their hand carts until they couldn’t go any farther. When they reached this point, the hand carts started pushing them. As one man said,  “I have looked back many times to see who was pushing my cart, but my eyes saw no one. I knew then that the angels of God were there.”

So very often there are angels among us. The hardest part is that we often don’t recognize them. According to the world they are heavenly beings and are superb to mortals, like us. That is a misconception. The truth of the matter is that they are so cleverly disguised that we may not recognize them as the angels that they are. Sometimes they may be our mothers. Other times it is that friend who calls at just the right time. The definition of an angel, is someone carrying a message from God, whether they be mortal or not.

So how do we know when someone is heaven-sent and not just a coincidence? The truth is that we aren’t 100% sure all the time. When they, whomever they may be, reach out to us in our pain, they are angels. As long as the message they are carrying is uplifting and inspiring, it is from God. We learn that when something edifies us, that it is from God (D&C 52:16).

Angels have been used throughout all time to bring glad tidings. In the same manner, an angel was used to announce the return of the gospel, or in other words, good news. When the Book of Mormon was ready to come forth, God sent an angel to deliver it to his servant, Joseph Smith. It was then by the gift and power of God that it was translated. After this sacred record was translated it was returned to the angel for safekeeping.

God’s love for us in manifested in so many ways. The sending of angels is just one of many. In truth, sometimes these angels are among us everyday. At another time they may be heavenly beings sent to us from the presence of God. Whatever the case, the message is from God and is a sign of his love for us.

To learn more read this article about angels: The Ministry of Angels 

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