Sunday, October 14, 2012
There are many historical references to angels in the Bible. They announced the birth of Jesus. They warned of danger ahead. They point us to the Creator of the universe. They reflect the glory of God. Fallen angels do the opposite. They pull us away from all that is good. They have no light to reflect. They have no good news to share. They attempt to reside in the dark places of our hearts.
Heaven and earth is in a tug-of-war. Both sides already know who will prevail. Ancient prophets were privy to future events. Perhaps they communicated with angels in their dreams. I will never criticize the blind man who sees what many others cannot or the deaf man who hears without using his ears. For me, the debate is not about whether angels exist. The bigger question is: what is their message? Maybe we should try listening -- noetically.