Friday, January 20, 2012

Camping Angel

                       The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
                              and he delivers them. (Psalm 34:7)


I have been “camping” on this verse quite a bit lately. One reason is that I pray often for my youngest daughter, Corrie, who is currently living and teaching in Bogota, Colombia. As a mom, of course, I would like to live closer to her, but Tom and I have no plans for such a move.

At my desk in front of me is a board on which I pin various pictures and papers and lists. Inspired by this verse written by David, I have a picture that reminds me that God’s angels are “encamping” around Corrie. This was taken on the front porch of an artist friend of mine in Montgomery, Alabama.

As you see, the angel (sculpted by my friend) is in close proximity to Corrie. She is right there with her all the time. When I get up from the desk and can no longer see the picture, that angel is still right there beside her. She is camping with her for the duration, and she is never distracted.

What a comfort this is to me as a mom.

I hope this picture can also remind you that God’s angels are encamped around you too as you go through your day today.


  1. Thank you Shila for sharing your thoughts with us.
    It only confirms our feelings about Corrie having an angel to watch over her. She is such a lovely young lady. I have fallen in love with her and can't wait to hear your updates about her in Bogotá!!
    I talk to my children and pray with them about the angels God sends down for us to guide us and protect us all the time. Specially my little Ricky who needs one 24/7 x5!! ;-)
    I'm really excited to have joined your blog and be able to be inspired by your thoughts!!