The work of angels isn’t always easy.
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“Are not all [the angels] ministering spirits
sent out to serve for the sake of those
who are to inherit salvation?”
Hebrews 1:14 English Standard Version
It is funny how you can take a picture of an object and not notice what you’re actually shooting.
Don’t get me wrong, I knew that I was taking a picture of the angel at the top of the stable but I didn’t stop to look at the condition of the angel. Like the donkey yesterday, it is obvious that this is not the first time this angel has appeared in this nativity set.
Notice the dirt under its wings.
The job of angels is dirty work.
In both Luther’s morning and evening prayer he prayed, “Let your holy angel be with me, that the evil one may have no power over me.” It doesn’t get much dirtier than that.
Satan’s diabolical plan for you and me is to destroy our faith in Jesus Christ. The host of heaven are assigned to help guard and protect our faith in the one whose birth we celebrate more than protecting us from physical harm or danger, .
Though we know that the angels reflected the glory of God to the shepherds, we also know that they repeatedly work to protect our faith. So their wings get a little dirty. Praise God!
Copyright Douglas P Brauner