Angel Armies

2 Kings 6 tells the story of the prophet Elisha. Israel is in battle with the Arameans who have surrounded the city of Dothan, where Elisha was staying. At a moment where all hope seemed lost, a servant turns to Elisha and says, “Oh, my lord, what shall we do?” Elisha’s response is one of complete faith. In verse 16 he says, “Don’t be afraid. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then Elisha proceeded to pray, “O LORD, open his eyes so he may see.” After this prayer, the servants eyes were opened and he saw that the hills were filled with horses and chariots…his own army of angels.

Chris Tomlin has a song called “Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]” that was written with this exact story in mind.

My father chose the title of this blog to reflect his attitude going forward. We went to church the night after his diagnosis and the pastor referenced this very verse. It’s an exciting truth; to know that we have an army of angels on our side for whatever life throws at us.

3 Responses to Angel Armies

  1. Don Erickson says:

    Amen, Brad thanks for the update! Claudia and Eric have been doing a wonderful job. I just want to let you know that I “We” are praying for your pinety little ass!! God is good and Jesus is Lord! Keep running, and through everyone’s prays, we all will meet you at the finnishline singing “His” praises!!

  2. Jean Swoyer Shugart says:

    Brad and Family: we pray for all of you daily. If anyone can beat this, it is you Brad! We will not stop praying!

  3. Mary Chris Bruene says:

    Hi Brad,Claudia,and Family,

    You are in my thoughts every single day, actually, many times a day. I bid you strength. As I know, life throws us all kinds of curve balls. I believe our test is how we handle it. With dignity, grace, and, of course humor. We pray for you.

    Love, M.C., Bruce, Jack, and Vic Bruene.

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