Submitted by Terri Brummel*
Angels. Who are they? What is their mission? Is there a relationship between us and them? When do they appear? They can show us how to worship and work.
In Timothy 3:16 we read, “Jesus left heaven, the home of the spirit, and came to earth, the home of the flesh. At his birth, an angel reassured frightened shepherds: today a Savior is born to you...”
At his temptation: angels were at his side to nourish and strengthen him.
In Gethsemane: Jesus is bent over in agony. “Not my will, but yours, be done.” An angel appears at his side and wipes the sweat from his brow and temples.
After the resurrection: The night is over, and dawn is here. In the garden, suddenly the ground is shaking; an angel appears, out of nowhere, a bolt of lightning, and just as bright. The angel moves a massive stone from the tomb. It is empty. Grave clothes folded on a lone stone where a corpse should be. Two women walk into the garden, more worried with each step. The angel says: “DO NOT BE AFRAID. Jesus whom you seek has risen—just as he said. Come and see the place where he laid. Go quickly and tell His disciples; He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.”
* This was taken from the book Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah; Multnomah, 2009. Over 300 verses are in the Bible that refers to angels.
We serve a risen Savior. Praise His Name!