Despite different interpretations I read or hear, this passage always makes me think of angels. Angels are messengers of God who bring comfort, assurance of God’s presence, and reminders of the good news of Jesus into our lives. I don’t think of angels as only white robed, winged, celestial beings, but as fellow humans who are indeed heralds of God and God’s presence in this life.
Since being diagnosed with cancer in May of 2017, I cannot tell you how many angels I’ve met along my journey. People who assure me of their prayers (Christians, Jews, Muslims, others?), people who’ve made us dinners, folks and groups who have sent me prayer blankets, ones who have driven my kids, taken me to appointments, sent cards of encouragement, ensured my family was okay?and the list could go on and on. Family, friends and faith have gotten me through to this point and for all of them, I’m so thankful.
I don’t think it takes much to be an angel. I don’t think you have to have a divine calling or believe you’re on a divine mission. All it takes is to be a messenger of the gospel, the good news of Jesus in our midst and God’s love shown in our lives through others.
Thank you, good Lord For all willing messengers We need reminding. Amen. — KJB