|These Things I Know, President Boyd K. Packer, April 2013 General Conference|
Through a series of delayed planes and switched flights, Isaac didn't end up arriving until 2 AM. Now we had gone from an uncomfortable situation to a genuinely treacherous one. I was a wreck. I don't know precisely how Isaac felt, but I know he was worried as well. From the moment I knew he had arrived in town, I was praying. It was late at night for me, too, and the worst-case scenario scenes began playing in my mind. My fear and worries began crippling me. Clutching the phone in my hand (waiting for updates), my prayer became fervent.
I was praying, not a general, Bless him, but a very specific request;
Heavenly Father, send angels to surround my son and have them very literally escort him to the safety of the friend's apartment.
|The Ministry of Angels, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, October 2008 General Conference|
Fear not, I am with thee.
"I am so glad I wore that necklace, Mom."
I testify with President Packer, that a mother's prayer holds a special weight with our Father. I also testify with Elder Holland, that angels will come to our aid--they are actual beings, not mythical in any way, and they respond to the call to protect and guard. Finally, I testify with Isaac, that we need not fear, for God is with us.