Angels Among Us.

We probably at one time read books about angels or fictional stories and some of us think that they all have wings. Even at Christams time they are portrayed having wings, but that is a wrong conception. Hebrews 13:2 “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing, some have unwittingly entertained angels.”” (NKJV). Scripture tells us that we will not always recognize them. There are even scriptures in the Bible where the “Angel of the Lord” appears to certain people with a message from God. In Hebrews 1:14, it states, ” Aren’t all angels ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?”

The word minister means to serve and angels can or most likely appear in human form. I know this to be true because my mother has experienced herself and told us about it:

Angels helped my mother several times during her life on earth (and probably will until she dies.)  One time, my mother fell off her motorized bike and two young boys come along, and help her up. She never saw them again after that. More than once, she would fall and hurt herself and  people would come and assist her. She never saw them after that.  

You might say “These are just the kindness of strangers”, but even God uses strangers to do his will. Haven’t you heard of people saying to someone like that, “You’re an angel!” because that person was either Godsent or a blessing? Angels do not have to descend from Heaven, but God can use anyone in the form of a person and…SEND them. Again, we go back to Hebrews 1:14 where it says that angels are what? SENT.

So let us not look to Heaven to find angels, but all around us. Who knows? Maybe someday any of us will need an angel to help us when we need it. Maybe someday a stranger will arrive at your house and you will not know they are angels to later. I believe when Paul wrote that in Hebrews, he may have referred to his own experience or back to the time of  his patriarchs. There are angels among us.


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