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.