By   •   October 30, 2012   •   Topics: ,


Does an angel come to be with us and take us to heaven when we die? I hope so, because I don't expect to live much longer, and I don't like the thought of being all alone when I die.


Yes, the Bible indicates that when we die we will not be alone, but angels will accompany us on our journey to heaven (if that is our destiny). In one of His parables, Jesus told about a poor man who had suffered much during his time on earth. When he died, Jesus said, “the angels carried him to Abraham’s side (i.e., to heaven)” (Luke 16:22).

But the Bible also reminds us that we are never alone if we’ve given our lives to Jesus Christ, because God has come to live within us by His Holy Spirit and has adopted us into His family. One of Jesus’ most comforting promises was spoken to His disciples just before He was taken back into heaven: “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:20). He is with us every minute of the day — right up to the moment of our death.

How do we know this is true? We know it because Jesus Christ experienced for us the greatest loneliness imaginable — the loneliness of the cross. We deserve nothing less than hell because of our sins — but Jesus took upon Himself the judgment and hell that we deserve. Now He offers us the gift of eternal life — and all we have to do is receive it.

Life isn’t always easy, especially as we grow older. But ahead of us is heaven, where we’ll be safely in God’s presence forever. Let that great truth encourage and strengthen you every day.

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  1. Mark Norris says:

    I just lost my twin. We were togather for 55 years. The pain of not seeing him on earth is overwhelming. He loved the Lord, as do I. Although it hurts, I am looking for the day God calls me home so I can be with my twin. Scott, rest in peace and enjoy heaven.

  2. Karen says:

    Comforting. I just lost my daughter, Kelly, age 36 on December 23, 2017. Thank you.

    1. LIDYA says:

      I’m sorry and I’m praying for you!!

  3. Lizette Oosthuizen says:

    Amazing and comforting. I never knew this. I’m so glad to know that Jesus is with us until the end of our lives. Praise the Lord!

  4. Theresa Sachse says:

    I hope you are doing well. I hope you are happy and the beautiful angels guided you on your journey. With love.

  5. Nikkilee says:

    I want to know more about Jesus Christ.

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Nikkilee,

      We are excited to hear you want to know more about Jesus Christ! To learn more, go to There, you will discover all that God has done for you. Online counselors are available to answer any questions you may have or explain more of who He is. Have a blessed day!

      —BGEA Team

  6. Debbie crawford says:

    That is so encouraging about angels being with us.

  7. Debbie says:

    I hope so.

  8. cindy butler says:

    Thanks so much for this wonderful answer for my daughter-in-law’s grandmother.

  9. William Marshall says:

    Oh So Bright (for Dr. Graham )

    You who have whispered eternity
    To many, lost in shadows of dark,
    In My name for infinity,
    Have shown the path to embark.

    You who have walked firmly in the light,
    Whereby your example opened eyes,
    For you are My friend of delight,
    With the truth evil can not disguise.

    You, who have walked on many oceans
    Gathering the aimless waves to rest,
    Have pleased me with your devotions;
    You’ve loved beyond any test.

    You, who’s heart is a vault of My love,
    Have been a sower of these seeds,
    A harvest that grows high above,
    Separate from the demon’s weeds.

    You, who I have walked with every day,
    Have spoken my word of shinning light,
    And never refused to obey:
    You, who has shone oh so bright.
    G W Marshall /2013

  10. Gay Hardin says:

    My brother died unexpectedly in a Charlotte hospital without family.
    Knowing God and His angels were with my brother gives me great comfort.

    1. LIDYA says:

      Praying for you.