Last Monday, while walking Pablo, José tripped and fell on the road. This resulted in him breaking a part of his hip bone. On Wednesday, he underwent surgery to replace part of his hip. He’s back home now and partially mobile. Still a long way to complete recovery.

Surrounded by Angels

As you can imagine it was all rather sudden and shocking. But you know what? At the end of the week, we’re left with a feeling of gratitude and the knowledge that we’re surrounded by angels – who came in different shapes and sizes. More about them in my next post.

surrounded-by-angels

I recall the words of one of my favorite hymns:

To His angels He’s given a command,
To guard you in all of your ways,
Upon their hands they will bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone. 

Truly what we experienced. 

 

An angel is someone who helps you
Believe in miracles again.
An angel may not always come when you call
But when you have a need, ah yes, one will come then
– Jon Bratton 2004

Surrounding you are angels,
They are there to guide your path,
If weakness overcomes you,
They’ll give you strength if you will ask.
They are your protection
When life seems too hard to bear,
And though you feel alone at times,
The angels … they are there.

Their faces may be hidden
And their voices you might not hear,
But they are ALWAYS with you,
Through your laughter or your tears.

They’ll walk along beside you,
They’ll guide your steps along the way,
They’ll comfort you and hold you,
Protect you night and day.

They’ll hold to your hand tightly,
They’ll not ever let it go,
And they’ll gently lead you forward,
Taking each step very slow.

For even as you slumber,
They watch closely over you;
They are there beside you
In each and every thing you do.

When life is overwhelming,
And your spirit has grown tired,
Know they’ll be there for you,
To uplift and to inspire.

And when you’re torn and lonely,
And you see no hope ahead,
Know that they will nourish you,
Your spirit will be fed.

And if there comes a time in life
That your heart has been broken,
Hear the words, “I’m here, my child,”
And know your angel has spoken.

For even in the darkest hour,
When all of hope seems gone,
They’ll give you strength to live your life,
And desire to go on.

And if your faith in Heaven,
Should ever fade away,
They’ll help renew your spirit,
And help you find your way.

Even though you’re ever filled with doubt,
About the life you live,
Know that they are there to give you
All that they can give.

They’ll help you in your times in need,
They’ll wipe away your tears,
They’ll show to you compassion,
They’ll calm your raging fears.

They’ll hold your hand and direct you,
Should you fall from your path,
They’ll lift you up to steady you,
All you need do is ask.

For you see, the Father sent them,
Because to Him, you mean so much,
That He sent them “just for you,” my friend,
And your life, they will touch.

For when you were within the womb,
The angels were selected,
To guide you through your lifetime,
To ensure you were protected.

They will always be here,
They will “never” leave your side;
And upon their strength and guidance,
You always may rely.

For even when the time comes
For you to say “goodbye,”
The angels will be with you,
They will lift you to the skies.

From the time you were conceived,
Until the time of death,
The angels, they are with you,
With each and every breath.

And nothing is too difficult for you,
My friend, to face,
For you have been presented with
A gift of our Lord’s grace.

He has given unto you
A protector that is there,
To share your burdens with you,
With Heaven’s utmost care.

And no one knows you better,
Than your angels know you, dear,
For every day that you have spent on earth,
They, too, were here.

Take comfort in their guidance,
Draw strength from up above,
And know that their sweet presence,
Is God’s precious gift of love.

~ Leigh Engel ~
May you be inspired – everyday!