From the beginning down
through the dispensations, God has used angels
as His emissaries in conveying love and
concern for His children. Usually such beings
are not seen. Sometimes they are. But seen or unseen
they are always near. Sometimes their
assignments are very grand and have significance
for the whole world. Sometimes the messages
are more private. Occasionally the angelic
purpose is to warn. But most often it is
to comfort, to provide some form of merciful attention,
guidance in difficult times.
Angels Are God’s Emissaries
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland describes the purpose and the ministry of angels.