Saturday, 9 February 2013

Angels Among Us?

"Some have entertained angels unawares"
(Hebrews 13:2)

Are there angels among us? I have no doubt of that. How are they manifested? Of that I am less certain. I am sure, however, that even as the devil himself reminded Jesus, God does "command his angels concerning you, to guard you" (Luke 4:10).

Even as I think back on a couple events in my own life, on how I managed to escape a couple of potentially lethal situations, I am sure that I survived simply by the fact that God had commanded His angels concerning me to guard me. I can come up with no other logical explanation.

Having said that, does this video capture an angelic rescue of an individual who is most certainly about to be run over by a truck? Is this some other paranormal activity we're looking at? Or is this perhaps nothing more than the manipulation of film?

One thing that does seem certain, though, is that the timer on this traffic camera does appear to continue counting off the seconds as if it were a legitimate video clip. I guess we will each have to decide for ourselves.

It only takes a quick look through any good concordance to see that there are several instances of angels being mentioned in both the Old and the New Testaments. I also believe that, since we do not understand them, we have essentially (and perhaps unfortunately) relegated them to myth and folklore.

The bottom line for me, is that God loves me intensely and in a manner that words cannot even begin to properly convey. That being said, does it really seem inconceivable that such a love would not include divine protection in accordance with His sovereign plan?

Some might still wonder why that only seems true some of the time. Some might wonder why some people still do get run over by trucks. I cannot even begin to answer that. However, if I get run over by a truck, or if I get pulled safely out of the way by one of God's angels, the fact remains,
At the end of the day, I can rest in that. Sure, it might be interesting to know the answers to some of those other difficult questions, but maybe that's where faith comes in. "The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It's our handle on what we can't see." (Hebrews 11:1; 'The Message').

The video title asks, "Is he superman or an archangel?" Yes, No, Maybe ...

The more important question is, "Does God love you and me?" Unlike the previous question, this one has no uncertainty. The answer is a resounding "Yes."

Photo Source: from our personal collection

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