These guardian angels were so popular in reproductions in churches and Sunday School teachings, they hung in classrooms, were printed on cards and are still popular even now. this one is not a lot different depicting another type of foot bridge.
While that can be metaphorical today, it was a common routine in the 19th century for rural areas to have foot bridges over creek and streams, even in my own family, I have an ancestor who fell off one. So people needed guardians then and now.
It continues with our month on mothers and Proverbs, our verse today is, ” The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining brightly til the fullness of day. ” Proverbs 4:18. Isn’t it beautiful because the light is streaming in behind them to light the way.