In the Bible, angels are cloaked in mystery. In Hebrews 13:2 we read:
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.
In our time, there is not a lot of talk about angels. People today do not believe that spiritual beings control the circumstances of our lives. If we get into an auto accident, we don't blame demons, we curse the other driver who was texting while trying to drive. If something good happens to us, we think, "I worked hard and I earned it!" So angels are not necessary to our understanding of the world anymore. We do not tend to look for them, either. But the purpose of angels in Bible times was to bring God's messages and blessings to human beings. I believe that God still wants to send us messages, and still wants us to live blessed. Many people believe that angels also accompany us and help us through our lives. These are guardian angels. Sometimes, people report that at dark or difficult times, the have become aware of a presence or glimpsed some remarkable light, and identify the experience as a visit from an angel. That angelic visit beings them renewed hope or healing.
I believe that God is always working for the good of His children. Why would He not send special beings to help us? Even is we do not see them or understand what they do, we can believe that they are with us. In this season, we celebrate the coming of the Son of God into the world. The angels came and sang to celebrate His birth. On Sunday, December 13, you will be invited to believe in angels as we see that first Christmas from their perspective in our Christmas play titled, "Touched By An Angel." It will be presented in our 10:30 AM worship service. May you and all your loved ones feel the blessings of this holy season and the guidance of the angels!