The angels of the Bible always say something to the effect of “do not be afraid,” or “fear not.” A visit from a messenger from God tends to rattle us—maybe even startle us. It definitely shakes up our world—our routine—and we find we are never the same again. It is of significant importance to us, and we should never simply write it off as all our imagination. Quite often we are visited by “angels” who inspire us, affirm us, encourage us, and guide us. God uses all types of people to bring us God’s message.
This Advent let us be watching for those “angels” God sends our way. We should also watch for those opportunities and inspiration when we convey a message from God and are an angel to another.