"Their angels in heaven always look upon the face of the heavenly Father."

Friday, 10/2/15

In the Gospel the disciples had been arguing as to which of them was the greatest, and Jesus told them that the least on earth was the greatest in heaven. To drive home his point, Jesus called over an unschooled child, saying the disciples had to become like such a child to enter heaven. Driving his point home, Jesus warned them against treating such a child as unimportant. As his reason for that he said, “Their angels in heaven always look upon the face of the heavenly Father.”

People whose taste in religion run strongly toward anything cute, love the idea of angels, without basing their preference on anything Scriptural.

In Genesis we have Jacob’s dream when he saw angels going up and down a stairway to heaven, but with him the word angel meant no more than a messenger.

For Jacob, such messengers were necessary, because he thought that God never came down fro the seventh heaven. As against that, in the New Testament we learn, “God is not far fro any of us; for in him we live, and move, and have our being.”  

However, we might each have our own Guardian Angel. I like what Hamlet said, “There are more things in heaven and on earth than are dreamed of in your Philosophies, Horatio.”

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