Remember The Angels!

December 24, 1998
by Emile Ennis

Luke 2:13-14 – And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours!" (NRSV)

The Christmas story is one of the greatest stories ever told. Each year we look forward to hearing it told one more time. One thing we often overlook as we read the story of our Lord's birth is the tremendous role that was played by angels. Throughout the Christmas story angels were very active.

Angels played a very important part in the birth of Christ. They share with the reader of Luke chapter two, inside information on God's plan concerning the birth of Jesus Christ. They had all the details. Many folks believe in angels, but too often they are overlooked or their role in the plan of God is forgotten.

Throughout the life of Christ they were his constant companions.
Mark 1:13 – He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him. (NRSV)
Matthew 25:31 – When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. (NRSV)
Matthew 26:53 – Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? (NRSV)

Let 's not forget the angels this Christmas.
Luke 2:13-14 – And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours!" (NRSV)
Truly their praise was "music from heaven."

Angels, according to the Bible, are servants of God. Their ministry is external and physical. They protect us and give us help in time of need. There is no need to research them, name them, pray to them or recite incantations to get their attention. They work at the command and bidding of God. The Lord hears our prayers, and sends his angels to be our guides and helpers.

Angels are found throughout the Bible. To believe in the Bible is to believe in the angels of God.

Peace, love and joy to all this holiday.

Prayer: How grateful we are, O Lord, for angels. We give you thanks for all that you do for us through them. Grant us peace, hope and love as we celebrate another Christmas. Fill us with your holy and heavenly presence that we too may be used by you to brighten the lives of others during this Christmas season. We love and adore you. We give you thanks. Amen.

About the author:

Emile Ennis <ennissr@yahoo.com>

Atlanta, Georgia, USA


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