Delivered by God's Angels

In speaking of the angels Michael and Gabriel, Mrs. Eddy says in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 567), "These angels deliver us from the depths." How comforted, how helped, how reassured, we should be to know that, however great the seeming depths of sickness, sorrow, or sin, His angels can and will deliver us!

We may not half believe this. So accustomed are we to thinking that we as persons can, or at least should, extricate ourselves, that it hardly seems possible to stop these efforts and let the angels lift us up and out of our distresses. These angels come to us with love and power far beyond any personal aid. Let us imagine that a little child has wandered into a place of briers and thistles, and in seeking to free himself has walked more and more deeply into them. If right beside him there were loving helpers ready to assist him, ready and able to remove all the thorns and briers and lovingly lead him home, would it not be well for the child to cease his struggling and, looking up, recognize that these loving ones right at his side were able to help him to do that which seemed too difficult for him to do for himself?

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