Q. In one of your answers you said children have guardian angels. What is their purpose, if this is true? I keep hearing more and more on the news of small children, even babies being sexually molested. Where is the protector, the guardian? What, then, is the role of the guardian angel? I do believe in angels but I do not believe in guardian angels as being an angel who is with someone 100% of the time no matter what the age simply because of the molestation of children that is on the increase in this world.
A. The idea of guardian angels for children comes from Matt. 18. Using a child as an example the Lord said,
“But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea” (Matt. 18:6).
And in verse 10 He said,
“See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.”
To me that means their role is to observe and report any mistreatment so the perpetrators can be held accountable, not necessarily to prevent it. It was a warning to adults.