2 Kings 19:35 “Then it happened that night that the angel of the Lord went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men rose early in the morning, behold, all of them were dead.”
God’s power is amazing. In this passage today Sennacherib, king of Assyria, was threatening to destroy Jerusalem. Worse yet, he was mocking the God of Israel. Isaiah tells Hezekiah not to worry. God was going to fight for him. So, God sends ONE angel (I believe this “angel of the Lord” was Jesus) to destroy Sennacherib’s army. 185,000 were killed in one night. Wow!
So, let me ask you a question. Why do you think that same God can’t defend you against your enemies? He still has “the angel of the Lord” to send to fight for you. He still has the same power He had back then. He can snap His fingers and bring any enemy we face to their knees.
This is a wonderful story to share with your children when they are scared. The people in Jerusalem were scared. This was a great army that was threatening them. But their wise king reached out to the Lord, and the Lord came to their defense.
Our children need to know that the Lord is that close. He has His ear bent toward earth for them also. He longs to be involved in their daily lives, but they must let Him in. When they are scared, teach them to call on His name. When they cry out in the night, go to them and immediately call on the Lord to give them peace.
Are you scared right now about something? What are you facing right now that sends chills up your spine? Lay it down. Lay it at the feet of Jesus. That “angel of the Lord” loves you and will defend you. He will rescue your heart from fear. Allow Him to soothe your spirit and give you rest.
O precious Lord and Savior, thank you for being my defender. Thank you for coming to my aid in the midst of uncertain times.