Strange Messengers


Scripture: Hebrews 13:

1Keep on loving each other as brothers. 2Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

Hebrews 12,13; Jude – Passage Lookup – New International Version –BibleGateway.com

Observation: Be on the lookout for messages from God.

Application: Attention!  Attention!  Attention!!  God may be sending a messenger to you today.  Be on the lookout for angels.  They may come in the form of a kindly person you meet during your daily routine, or perhaps someone that you have reached out to personally, to help in some way, but they always have a word from God for you!  Listen carefully, because sometimes this word comes not in an audible way, but may be transmitted through emotion, thought, or what some have described in the past as a still small voice.  However the message comes, receive it and act on it immediately!  Do not hesitate and do not doubt the validity of it, just know that God loves you and know that you are blessed. 

An old homeless man was sitting on a box begging for change, holding out his cup to everyone who passed by.  As one stranger went by he held out his cup and asked if he could spare some change.  The stranger looked through his pockets and said, “I’m sorry I have nothing to give you,” then he asked “but what is in that box you’re sitting on?”  “Nothing,” The homeless man answered “it’s just an old box, I’ve been sitting on it all day.”  The stranger said “why don’t you have a look inside?”  The homeless man didn’t want to look inside, he was comfortable sitting on the box, but something about the inquisitive friendly look on the strangers face inspired him to curiosity and he stood up and looked inside the box.  It was filled with treasure – enough to sustain him for the rest of his life and more.

Have you grown comfortable sitting on your box?  Look inside!  You may have something very powerful and valuable closer to you than you realize.  2Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

Prayer: Father God, creator of all men and of angels.

Help me to recognize your messengers today.  Help me to have ears to hear and eyes to see.

Love Michael

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