The Mysterious Helper/ Angelic Visitation

The Mysterious Helper/ Angelic Visitation

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The Mysterious Helper/ Angelic Visitation

Who were these mysterious helpers? Kind strangers, or something more? Michael was late for a meeting. Already stressed from a relationship breakdown, he started battling London’s traffic only to get a flat tire. As he stood helplessly in the rain, a man stepped out of the crowd, opened the boot (trunk), jacked up the car, and changed the wheel. When Michael turned to thank him, he was gone.

Louise suffers from muscular dystrophy. While trying to exit a train station one day, she found herself facing a large flight of stairs without an elevator or escalator. On the verge of tears, Louise saw a man suddenly appear, pick up her bag, and gently help her up the stairs. 

When she turned to thank him, he was gone.

The popular image we have of angels as radiant or winged creatures is only half true. While some appear this way (Isaiah 6:2; Matthew 28:3), others come with dusty feet, ready for a meal (Genesis 18:1–5) and are easily mistaken for everyday people (Judges 13:16). The writer of Hebrews says that by showing hospitality to strangers, we can entertain angels without realizing it (13:2).

We don’t know if Louise and Michael’s helpers were angels. But according to Scripture, they could have been. Angels are at work right now, helping God’s people (Hebrews 1:14). And they can appear as ordinary as a person on the street.
What do you know about angels? Can you think of an instance when you may have encountered one without realizing it at the time?

"Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13:2

Dear God, thank You for the times when You send others to help us, when  we were in need and felt completely helpless. Help us to be alert to the needs of those around us today and show Your love in a very tangible way to them. Thank You Lord. It's in Jesus's name we pray. Amen!

                                     
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