Are there really angels out there? In today's climate of curiosity about spiritual things we're fascinated with angels. There are all kinds of books about angels, T.V. programs, pictures, decorations, and toys.
We've started to look beyond earth stuff for some answers, for some hope. For many, this spiritual quest has taken them to the realm of the angels.
The truth can be found in the Word of God. God tells us where angels fit into the whole scheme of things. The Word of God says in Hebrews 1:6, "And again, when God brings His first born into the world He says, 'Let all God's angels worship Him.'" It tells us here that there definitely are angels, and He commands all of them to worship His Son.
What's their job? We read in Hebrews 1:14, "Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?" Angels are ministering spirits sent to serve. Other places in the Bible show that they're God's delivery people or messengers. What's important is who sent them. He's the One to pursue. He's the One to study. He's the One who should fascinate us.
You just learned something incredible about the One angels came to the earth to announce - God's one and only Son, Jesus. Later in Hebrews 2:9 it says, "But we see Jesus who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor because He suffered death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone."
Beyond the angelic messengers is a life or death message. Jesus left the glory of heaven to "suffer death." The one person in history who could not have His life taken from Him is the Son of God. He gave His life on a cross tasting "death for everyone."
The bad news from the Bible is that we are under an eternal death penalty for our sin - for running our own lives instead of letting God run them. The good news is that Jesus loved us so much He did what only He could do. He died the death penalty we deserve to give us the eternal life we don't deserve.
If you've been looking for spiritual peace and spiritual reality, it's been waiting for you all along, in Jesus. It becomes yours when you commit yourself to this awesome Savior. No angel, no prophet, no religion could die for your sins, only God's Son could do that, and He did. Your search could be over today. It can end at the nail-pierced feet of Jesus.