Guardian Angels

Guardian Angels

“The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.” – Psalm 37:4 If you come from a tradition of faith (or have watched “It’s a Wonderful Life”), you have probably heard the term “guardian angel.” When I was growing up, I used to think a lot about this and wonder if there was a specific angel assigned to watch over and protect me. I would even envision him sitting by my bed at night as I slept. Though the Bible doesn’t give an orthodox answer to the question of guardian angels, I’m inclined to believe that it does affirm their existence. Interestingly, the idea of assigned angels doesn’t originate in protestantism or Catholicism, it goes back to ancient Judaism, and it finds its roots in a Jewish worldview. The Isrealites believed that God ascribed to every believer an angel that oversaw them, guided them,

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