Egypt, are you in the hands of angels? One American’s spiritual awakening suggests you are!

As we all think and pray about Egypt, following the dashed expectations of protestors in Tahrir Square yesterday, and of onlookers around the world, I want to share a blog…

The blog is by Keith Womack, my colleague in the Lone Star State in the US and it is called Texas, are you in the hands of angels? Mark Kelly now thinks so.  This is a moving faith-journey story, about the evolving spiritual recognition of the existence of “angels” by Mark Kelly.  Kelly is the astronaut husband of US Representative Gabrielle Giffords whose journey of recovery from the recent Tucson shooting tragedy is inspiring millions around the world.

Those protecting, guiding angel thoughts or intuitions – as I would describe them, as a Christian Scientist – are now recognisable to this man of science, and of action, suggesting that as events unfold in Egypt, angels are already everywhere.  My hope and my prayer at this moment is that all involved in the transition to democracy will be open to perceiving the healing, guiding, protecting and providing inspiration of those God-sourced intuitions.

Texas, are you in the hands of angels? Mark Kelly now thinks so.

Texas has angels. Don’t really know if they are bigger than the ones in Rhode Island or not. What I do know is, I’ve seen them. Well, OK, I’ve felt them and been guided by them. Plenty of times. Apparently, Mark Kelly has finally felt them too.

At her USA Today blog site, Faith & Reason, Cathy Lynn Grossman described in a recent post Mark Kelly’s new found faith. Kelly is the astronaut husband of Tucson shooting victim U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He spoke at the February 3rd National Prayer Breakfast.

Grossman writes:

In the church-of wherever-you-are, says Mark Kelly, is a sacred space, a place of prayer. And hosts of angels, hovering beyond our sight, surround those for whom we pray, lifting them to the divine.  [Kelly,] who had never been a religious man, spoke of such things as if they were an epiphany. …and it was Kelly’s newfound awareness of God and prayer-power [that] brought the event to a moving close. Most of the media have mentioned how he came to be believe in ‘fate’ — not the usual term for faith in God but he clearly connects it.

Kelly stated at the Prayer Breakfast, “I thought the world just spins and the clock just ticks and things happen for no particular reason.”

But now, after the shooting, he recalls his three trips to space from a new perspective, seeing the planet, ‘as God created it, in the context of God’s vast universe.’

And then the man once unaware of fate stood on faith with a prayer that brought the breakfast to a moving close. He gave the words recited at Giffords’ bedside, the first night after the shooting, when Tucson Rabbi Stephanie Aaron, who married the couple in 2007, invoked a host of angels:

In the name of God, our God of Israel, may Michael, God’s angel messenger of compassion watch over your right side. May Gabriel God’s angel messenger of strength and courage, be on your left. And before you, guiding your path, Uriel, God’s angel of light and behind you, supporting you, stands Raphael, God’s angel of healing. And over your head, surrounding you, is the presence of the divine.

The founder of Christian ScienceMary Baker Eddy, described what I’ve come to understand about angels.  She wrote:

ANGELS: God’s thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality. (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures)

When tragedy strikes, when loneliness looms, — when a moment of profound spiritual strength is suddenly required — yes, I’ve found that angels are present. They help in every situation. They help in Texas. Even in Rhode Island, I believe.

Thanks, Keith! For Keith’s Committee on Publication blog, go to his blog site, Christian Science Texas.

Adapting the close of Keith’s article somewhat, we could say: When tragedy looms, when loneliness strikes, — when a moment of profound spiritual strength is suddenly required — the angels are present. They help in every situation. They help in Texas. Even in Egypt.  I believe….!!!

Here is a previous blog, about the good going on in Egypt.

Please comment below if you want to share “angel thoughts” that have guided or protected you, that might also inspire those hoping and praying for a peaceful transition in Egypt!

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Author:Tony Lobl

I write and speak on spirituality from my perspective as a Christian Science practitioner. I am also an Associate Editor for the Christian Science periodicals. I studied at the University of Surrey earning a BSc Hons Degree in Modern Mathematics before the impact of spirituality on health caught my attention and re-shaped my career.

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