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Your Vigilant Father – A Word by Crystal Wade

Crystal Wade writes to throw out a lifeline of hope for people to receive connectivity to trust the Father and be internally aligned to relate to Him, and thus receive His relationship and the blessings that naturally flow from Him. She’s the editor of HopeStreams.net. Crystal and her husband Stephen received a commission from the Father to connect the generations to Him and to each other so that they can: Start well. Live well. Recover well. Build well. Finish well. As part of that commission, they release materials to assist people of all ages in connecting to The Perfect Parent.

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Your Vigilant Father – A Word by Crystal Wade

Crystal Wade

Your Vigilant Father

Entertaining angels
By the light of my T.V. screen
24-7 you wait for me
Entertaining angels
By the time I fall to my knees
Host of heaven, sing over me

(excerpt from “Entertaining Angels” by Newsboys)

This true story of your vigilant Father happened to Tim, my brother-in-law.

A Busy Holiday Weekend

After spending time at a family gathering, Tim drove back to his dorm to prep for the upcoming week. He was at the end of the line of traffic, and just accelerating after the red light turned green. Suddenly, he saw a little head pop up from the ditch at the side of the busy highway.

A little diaper-clad toddler clambered up and ran toward traffic.

Pulling ahead of the toddler and skidding to a stop, Tim leapt from the truck and ran toward the child. To his chagrin, the child ran in the opposite direction!

Hoping to, at least, corral the little one from veering further into the temporarily vacant traffic lane, Tim angled toward him, then called out. The beautiful little boy turned around, and ran straight to Tim, jumping into his arms.

Seconds later, cars whipped by in that traffic lane.

Trusting Little Child

Breathlessly, Tim looked down at child, discovering that his bare feet were hot—and a little bruised. As Tim walked back to his truck with the child, a small blue car pulled up behind him. The pleasant elderly couple in the blue car asked Tim if he wanted them to go get the police. Gratefully, he accepted their offer.

Standing there with the child in his arms, heart racing, Tim looked down into the very calm eyes of the trusting child who was not more than two years old. “I won’t let this child go until I hand him back to his mother,” he determined. He waited on the side of the road with the child for about twenty minutes. During the entire time Tim held the child, the toddler remained perfectly calm and affectionate.

“Hand Him Back to His Mother”

The couple returned, leading a couple police cars—with the toddler’s parents inside–to the scene on the side of the highway.

The police and constable questioned Tim. The police held the parents back, reprimanding them, while continuing to question Tim. Apparently, the toddler’s father was tasked to watch the child in front yard, however, he took his eyes off the toddler while working on his car and the child wandered off onto the highway. The child’s mother appeared livid. The police held the child’s father back, attempted to engage the child who would have none of it, and then allowed the mother to retrieve the child from Tim. The child would not leave Tim for anyone except his mother.

A Grand Finale!

An elevated amount of travelers employed this highway that sunny weekend holiday afternoon. However, as Tim and the couple left the scene, they were the only travelers on the road. That made the finale to the whole incident so noticeable.

Tim and the elderly couple left the scene–the couple leading the way. A few miles down the road when the highway exited the town and opened up to level land, Tim accelerated and began to pass the elderly couple. As he passed them in the next lane, he waved goodbye. He saw them both waving at him. Tim re-entered the right hand lane after passing them, checking over his shoulder to ensure his truck cleared their car. He could not see their car at all. Worried that he would hit their car because it must have been in his mirror’s blind spot, he checked again. Tim returned to his lane, but the couple’s car was obviously not there. Flat farmland on either side, clear views, no obstructions–no car. Tim checked his rearview mirror repeatedly, but the car had vanished into thin air.

Their Angels, His Face

“See that you do not look down on one of these little ones; for I say to you that their angels in heaven continually see the face of My Father who is in heaven” (NASB, Matthew 18:10).

Dear Beloved

Beloved, when earthly parents or caregivers are not vigilant enough, you and your children are watched over with all vigilance by your Heavenly Father who has appointed angels to each one. Jesus told us that little children have the honor of their angels seeing the face of Father at all times. From that vantage point, they get immediate instructions as He guides them with His eye (Psalm 32:8).

Beloved, if you are a hyper-vigilant parent, as I was, I pray that this true story when Tim entertained angels on mission to vigilantly watch—protect, retrieve and recover–that little child whose earthly father had a lapse in attentiveness helps you breathe and receive the Heaven-star rating of super-vigilance which Father is already providing. The children have earthly parents, but remember that He is their Father, first—and before you even knew that they were placed in the womb.

Beloved, remember, that you, too, are your Heavenly Father’s child and He is watching over you will all due watchfulness and His vigilant eye which gives His angelic forces immediate commands.

Prayer response

Father, I give You thanks and praise for Your vigilant care and commissioned angels to watch over, protect, retrieve and recover every one of Your little ones. For those who are not receiving prayer on this earth, I pray now and call for myriads upon myriads of angels dispatched to direct your men and women to notice them, get to them, and stand guard, as Tim did, and to connect them with just and good authorities from You and to recover them to their families—or to those who will care for them with love and goodness as You do. Wash the trauma off them, spirit, soul and body and renew them in Christ Jesus our Lord through the power of Holy Spirit—sealed by Your Spirit and rearguarded with Your Glory.

Father, thank You and praise You! Give encouragement, peace and rest to all the parents who are trying. Comfort those adults/parents who need to be “found” and “watched over” themselves. Restore and do much more in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen. (I release this to You, take it off my entire being and restore me in You, amen.)

Crystal Wade

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