Have You Ever Seen An Angel?

Have You Ever Seen An Angel?

Does JESUS still come today?  Have you ever seen an angel?

One of the traditions that many families have at Christmas time is to gather around the old 64-inch big screen TV and watch a Christmas movie.  Whether it’s a classic like “It is a Wonderful Life” with Jimmy Stewart or the somewhat audacious Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase, watching a movie can be an entertaining and even a bonding time.  We recently watched a new Christmas movie, at least for us, titled “ An Angel in the House.”  This was a captivating story of a husband and wife who had lost a child to an accident and several years later were coping with the devastating guilt and loss associated with the child’s death.  Their lives are interrupted by the appearance of an angel posing as a precocious orphan who challenges their beliefs and helps them move forward in the lives that had been frozen in the past.

In Hebrews 13:2 we read, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.” 

Sometimes JESUS comes into our lives through an angel who is able to help us see life from a totally different perspective than the one we are currently locked into.  In the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”, the main character is given an opportunity to see how his little corner of the world would have turned out if he had not been a part of it.  In doing so, he was given a glimpse of the difference that he was making and the bigger story that he was a part of.  Many times for me, this is what I need, for someone or some being (an angel) to help me take my focus off of my current situation and see that I am in fact a part of a much bigger story.  I need someone to help me reexamine the truths of scripture that I too often glaze over or read at a surface level rather than meditating on.  I need to see that I am deeply loved, and highly valued, and to realize that the experiences that I am wrestling with are inconsequential in the bigger story that GOD is writing.  Angels are ministering spirits who have been sent by JESUS to answer my prayers and to help me understand the circumstances of my life.  The question that begs an answer is, do I take the time and the effort to recognize them when they visit?

If you have children watch a Christmas movie with them and talk about why Christmas is such a big deal.  Explain that JESUS is still coming today as HE did thousands of years ago.

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