Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.
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Throughout the Bible, angels seem to have an active role in ushering God’s children to heaven. In his book, Somewhere Angels, Larry Libby writes: “No one likes to go on trips all alone. Now, some fine day you will and I will see heaven for the very first time …. and that home will be so very much better than Disneyland, and sunsets, and mountain lakes, and snowy canyons that I can’t even tell you how much. And I don’t think God means for us to be alone when we travel to that new home …. The angel gets to be there when you see the shining beauty of your forever home for the very first time; when your eyes fly open and your mouth drops open, and the tears of happiness rush to your eyes, and you say, ‘Oh, my goodness! It’s more beautiful than I could ever have dreamed!’ And the angel gets to be there and share in it all!”1
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We can’t fully visualize the wonder of that moment, but what a comfort to know we’ll not be alone as we travel from earth to heaven! No Christian is abandoned at the moment of death. The angels are the ushers, and our passage to heaven is under their escort.
When it comes to leaving earth for heaven, there’s nothing to worry about. God wants you home so much that He’ll send His own angel to meet you. And don’t be surprised if the angel is wearing a big smile.
1 Larry Libby, Somewhere Angels (Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, 1994), n.p.
By David Jeremiah.