Rose Madrid-Swetman

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March 7, 2012

Lenten Reflection Week 2

Category: All Posts,Lent/Easter – Rose – 4:57 pm

β€œFor forty wilderness days and nights he was tested by Satan. Wild animals were his companions, and angels took care of him.”

This last week the wild animals of fear, sadness, loss, anger, frustration, powerlessness and emotions that cannot be articulated became constant companions. Both while I was awake and even more so in my sleep. At the same time angels appeared all around me. Ministering angels that brought courage, peace, joy, strength, wisdom, faith, hope and love to me in the most unexpected and in the most obvious of places.

Somehow the care of angels brought me the ability to make peace with the wild animals. The prophetic picture of the lion lying down with the lamb comes to mind. Something in the tension of holding so many conflicting life experiences that are my reality in the here and now becomes bearable as I meditate on the biblical themes of wilderness.

I’m not sure how I will feel tomorrow, but for today, I am grateful for the care of angels…

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  1. Whenever I think of angels, I hear the lyrics of an old song, “Angels are falling, are they letting go of heaven or learning how to fly.” The dichotomy of the visual always holds a level of hope for me, that even through their own trials, they are working overtime on my behalf. I am certain they must be working around the clock for you! Blessings, Rose.

    Comment by Courtney — March 7, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

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