Angels in the
A pastor read a letter from an elementary school
teacher who attends East Hill Church. The gist of
the letter was as follows:
Last school year, her classroom was made up of
little third graders, every one of which came
from either a single parent family, or a
dysfunctional family, was undernourished and/or
uncared for, lived in an abusive home, and was
either beaten, bruised, or raped by other family
members; one little girl's dad died of aids, and
the list goes on. Her heart bled for these kids.
Before the '99-2000 school year started, she and
her husband went to her classroom and prayed over
each desk in the room. They prayed that God would
place an angel behind each and every child
throughout the coming year to watch over them and
A month or so after the year had started; she
gave the kids an assignment to write about what
they would like to be when they grew up.
Everybody was busy with his or her assignment,
when Andrew raised his hand. When she asked him
what needed, he asked how to spell
"mighty". After telling him how to
spell mighty, she asked him why he said it was
because when he grew up he wanted to be a
"mighty man of God." When he said this,
little Mark, sitting next to him asked, "So,
what's a mighty man of God?" The teacher,
swallowing back her tears, and knowing she could
not say anything in the classroom, told Andrew to
go ahead and tell Mark what it was.
So Andrew says, "It's a man who puts on the
armor of God and is a soldier for God."
After observing some conversation between Andrew
and Mark, the teacher, with a lump in her throat,
started to walk away when Andrew motioned with
his little forefinger for her to come closer.
He whispered to her, asking if she believed in
angels. She told him yes, she did. Then he asked
her if she thought people could see angels, and
she said she thought some people probably could.
Andrew said that he did, and he could see an
angel standing behind each kid in the room.
I don't think there was a dry eye in the church
We need to remember to pray for all of the
teachers, that although there is no prayer in
school that they are dedicated enough to pray for
the protection of God's angels over the lives of