So Much More 
Than An Angel


"Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven THEIR* angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven." 
(Matthew 18:10) *emphasis ours

"BEHOLD, WHAT manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God. . .Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. . ." (I John 3:1-2)

Our heart and prayers sincerely go out to you. Anna went to be with the Lord in May of 1997 and, although I know she is in Heaven, my heart is so very torn. . . a wound that never heals.  I am sure it will always be until we are together again and we WILL be together again. 

Praise the Lord that like Anna, your beloved and precious little ones are also now so much more than  angels! They are whole and joyfully and expectantly await in the presence of our heavenly Father for that glorious morning when the dead in Christ shall rise; when we, who have also believed, are caught up with them to meet our Lord with whom we shall be forever where there is no death, sorrow, crying nor pain. What a glorious promise from God, Who cannot lie! 

You may be SURE of meeting your young child again in glory if you have accepted their Saviour as yours. 

I am so grateful to a Saviour that brings His comfort and His peace in even this, our most cutting and enduring pain. My life has forever changed. Not a thing nor person will ever, ever make it the same. I will grieve the rest of my life. I will grieve, however, in hope, precious hope, blessed hope, for I will hold my Anna again. 

I pray you will know the compassionate presence of our Lord at this time as He holds you close and that you might be blessed with His peace that passes all understanding.

"Although I know it is popular to think of loved ones as becoming angels when they pass away, the Bible actually teaches that angels are a special class of spiritual beings whom God created before the beginning of the world. Strictly speaking, therefore, we don't become angels when we go to heaven. However, take comfort that your small child is now safely in God's loving care, and nothing can ever change that. They are now in a place were death & pain will never touch them, for in Heaven "There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away"(Revelation 21:4) I often think of Jesus' words when I hear of a child's death: "Let the little children come unto me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these"(Mark 10:14)Take comfort also in the knowledge that God loves you, and He wants to bring peace & comfort to your hearts. No, I can't explain why God allows tragedy to touch our lives, and there can be no greater heartache than the loss of a child. But I do know this: God knows what it is to lose a son, for Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins. If you have never done so, turn to Him and invite Him into your lives, and then rejoice that some day you will be with your child, and with Christ, forever." - Billy Graham



"Biblically speaking, angels are created spiritual beings and are not human. Christ was given authority over all principalities and powers, including angels. Christ is our brother and God is our father and we are made in His image.  Angels perform a necessary function as God's heavenly workers on Earth. They can be messengers, protectors, give encouragement and guidance, punishers, patrollers of the Earth, and warriors against evil. Revelation 7:11-12 says eventually their main role will be to offer continuous praise to God. Colossians 2:18 says we are not to worship them. Hebrews Chapter 1 and 2 describes in detail how Christ is superior to angels; 1:14 says, "Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?" (Yep folks, those inheritors include our babies!) 2:11 says, "Both the one who makes men holy (Jesus) and those who are made holy (us and our little ones) are of the same family." 2:13 says, ".....Here am I, and the children God has given me." And finally, 2:16 says, "For surely it is not angels he helps, but Abraham's descendants." 

Despite all the above, I take comfort in the fact that the bible states that angels watch over little children: "See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their (guardian) angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven........Your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost." Matthew 18:10, 14."

Rachel Koopmans, Moderator of Rachel's Children
Christian Support Group for Pregnancy/Infant Loss

The Blessed Hope

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