“When God put them in charge of everything, nothing was excluded… What we do see is Jesus, made “not quite as high as angels,” and then, through the experience of death, crowned so much higher than any angel…,” Hebrews 2:8,9
A writer asked Billy Graham when we die, if we become angels in heaven. His simply answer, “No.” He added, “The truth is, when we die and go to heaven we become even greater than the angels!” (Psalm 8:5).” [www.billygraham.com, 2006] Even knowing this, we like to contribute things we can’t explain as being an “angel” experience.
Over the years I have contributed articles to the sister magazine of Guideposts, Angels on Earth. One of my favorite ghost-written stories was about my mother’s experience with an “angel.” Dad had been in a nursing home for five years. Each year on their wedding anniversary mother would take with her a fake rose plant that swayed while playing, “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” They would hold each other and sing to each other.
After Dad died, the rose plant stopped working. But she didn’t give up on the plant and dug it out on what would have been their 65th anniversary, examined it. and pronounced it gone–just like Dad. She put it back in the porch and went to bed. Later, she heard a noise coming from the porch and found the plant swaying with the music. Had Dad sent an angel to comfort her?
Lord, let us believe angels are everywhere to guide and comfort us. Amen.