Good morning all. I hope you are well this morning and not too busy to find a few minutes to sit and listen listen to today’s short reflection. We are considering the importance of ‘Angels’ , so why not find a comfy seat, relax and listen to my thoughts. I hope you find them helpful and thought provoking.
Take care, keep safe and God bless. Iain.
10th March 2021
Be an Angel….
Good morning all, thank you for joining me for our Midweek Meditation for Wednesday 10th March.
I hope this finds you well and lockdown isn’t being to harsh for you. It’s not an easy time for us but we’ll get through it of that I am sure. As the saying goes “keep strong and keep the faith” – well, we can only do our best.
Has anyone ever said to you “Be an Angel will you…” as they ask you to help them out with something ?
You know, the Bible has lots to say about Angels.
We see that these messengers from God have been bringing good, and sometimes not such good news to people throughout the ages.
They have been involved in the everyday events of life throughout the Old and the New Testaments.
And you know,
Angels are still involved in our everyday lives today – it’s just that we don’t always see them – helping, guiding, encouraging and watching over us.
We all know someone who we would call an ‘angel.’
A kind, caring person who puts the needs of other before their own. Someone who is always there for us, or perhaps a stranger who helps us in time of trouble.
The Preacher John Wesley, wrote, “We should imitate them in all holiness; ordering our lives to the prayer our Lord himself has taught us to pray; entreating us to do His will on earth, as the Angels do in heaven.”
Being a messenger of the love and care of God to someone who is struggling, is one of the roles of Angels that we are to imitate.
During lockdown we have seen many ‘angels’ helping others. Although they wouldn’t see themselves as Angels I’m sure.
But there are many men, women and children all doing their part in helping those in need.
And it is inspirational to see good people doing good things for others.
But for as many that are helping, there are even more who are still in need of help in one way or another.
Hopefully it won’t belong now, and we will all be able to meet up once more – but until then, there are still many who need an Angel to help them through these tough times.
From something as simple as a phone call, writing a letter or make a wee card, befriending an elderly person or someone living alone – to providing food, clothing or picking up shopping for a friend or a neighbour who is struggling at this time.
There are people, not far from where you live, who are in need of a caring angel.
Are you an Angel to someone? You can be, any of us can.
So, if you are not already helping someone in need, and are able to – why not seek out who and where in your community help is needed.
It’s your opportunity to be an Angel to others.
Imagine – you – an Angel !
An Angel – blessed by God.
I bet you never thought of yourself as that!
But the Bible tell us – “everything is possible with God.”
And in Jesus’ name.
‘Let’s listen to the words of God `
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
Psalm 103 : 21
Bless the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, all who do his will.
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
You should not only look to your own interests but each of you, to the interests of the others.
Now, that’s food for thought for us all isn’t it?
Let us Pray ~
Holy, heavenly Father, Thank you for watching over me and my family at this time, you are such a loving and caring God.
You love us all, each one, and you want us to love others in the same way, by being kind and caring; by watching out for them and tending to those in need.
“You say, ‘Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger…’ may these not be just words to us but an incentive for us to seek our those who are still in need – and do as you wish us to do – help them, care for them.
And may we not forget that there, but for the Grace of you our Gracious God – go I”
Lord, hear our prayer – for we pray in the precious name of Jesus Christ, your only Son, our only Hope.
Take care – and may God bless you –
And may He bless your loved ones too.
I hope your week is going well – and please, keep safe.