In our technology-rich existence, we are warned to keep ourselves safe from unsavoury influences that come at us through the internet. How many of these are the work of dark angels in the background, inspiring people to think evil thoughts and perform evil deeds? Were evil angels present at the Mosque shootings last year? And were there holy angels at work when the nation reached out so powerfully to those who grieved? Certainly there was something special at work in those many gatherings and vigils. You could sense it.
This verse assures us that we can come under their guardianship, and by whatever agency or measure that they work by, we can at least welcome the thought. The same angels that followed and attended Christ in the wilderness and at Gethsemane will attend us in our hour of need too. Their role we may not discern, but if they have been commanded by God then we can expect they will stick around and get their job done.