Companioning with God's Angels

David, the great king of Israel, was first known as the simple shepherd boy of Bethlehem, who walked and talked with God. Watchfully tending his flock on the hills of Judea, David came to know God, who is Love, as an ever-powerful yet gentle presence. His awareness of this omnipotent, divine presence gave him unfailing courage, wisdom, and strength in time of trouble.

As he tenderly led his sheep and lambs to food and rest in green pastures and beside still waters, as he guided them away from wastelands to verdant slopes, protecting them from all enemies, David saw that he, too, had a shepherd—God—who loved and protected him. From these early experiences he gained the confidence that God was keeping him from want, and that the heavenly Father's goodness and mercy would ever accompany him.

Confident of God's care, the Psalmist declared: "He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways" (Ps. 91:11). Mary Baker Eddy in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," writes (p. 298), "Angels are pure thoughts from God, winged with Truth and Love, no matter what their individualism may be."

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