Do they exist in our mind, do they physically appear just like a living, breathing person or are they only spiritual in nature? Well, judging from their many appearances throughout the Bible it would seem they come into our presence from the spiritual realm yet they often are vivid and clear in terms of their reality. And more often than not they have no wings, taking on an appearance like a mortal but with a majestic countenance about them, for theirs is a special mission for someone in need who has faith in the powers of an Almighty God. If witnessed, they carry a powerful message which is hard to be denied.
The shepherds in the fields witnessed an angel at the time of the birth of Christ, advising them that Jesus Christ was born in the City of David. There are, in fact, several hundred situations in the Bible involving the active participation of angels, right on up to the Book of Revelations with the Archangel Michael appearing in full battle regalia for the Lord. Modern day people often talk of guardian angels as beings taking on a life form, yet remaining largely mystical in appearance while keeping them safe and secure in situations which could have become harmful or even deadly. Most Christians see them as special gifts from God at certain times when mortal man receives a special blessing to see him through trying times.
This morning Guardian Angels will be our devotional topic on Sunday Morning Coming Down. Told in story format, it will show a situation where someone needed help but at the time didn't recognize it until after the fact. And whether or not it involved a real angel cannot be affirmed scientifically but it sure seems that way. And again, faith, that important component that is necessary to be a believer, plays such an important part. You be the judge yourself.
We'll also have some good Christian music, a few short passages from the Bible and a closing prayer. I hope you'll join us, particularly if you have no way to attend services this Sunday due to whatever cause may be keeping you away. Sunday Morning Coming Down is just my way of trying to bring a good message to any who would like to participate. Here's the link:
Listen in at 10 if you are so inclined and God bless you one and all. Have a wonderful Lord's Day.