Acts 2:14,36-41; Psalms 23:1-6; I Peter 2:20-25; John 10:1-10
There is an ancient allegory in which an angel approaches the Throne of God to make a special request …
“What wouldst thou?” God asks. “I wish to be a savior of men,” the angel replies (for the cries of misery and pain and suffering had reached all the way up to Heaven). “Permit me, Lord, to fly down and rescue them.”
The other angels draw near to listen to God’s answer. Gently, He says, “Thou wouldst be a savior of men and yet thine eye is bright and happy and thy heart beats with joy that has never been dimmed. And thy hands are white and clean. Hast thou not beheld my Son?” And the angel remains silent, for he was quite a new angel and understood not these things.
That angel’s particular folly is much like one of our own. There are times when we yearn for the angel’s place in God’s order of things. The prospect of heavenly hosts hovering around the…
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