The Envy of Angels

2 Dec

I was reading 1 Peter in “The Message” the other day and came across this:

“Do you realize how fortunate you are? Angels would have given anything to be in on this!”

That is what is so amazing to me. I tend to think of angels as these super-powerful beings that can fly through walls, appear and disappear at will. They are invisible but have the strength of many men. God’s messengers and warriors. Yet, here they are, wishing they could be part of what we get to be a part of. Something so special that they would give anything to be part of it. Something many of us take for granted. Something a lot of people reject, yet, they would give anything to be a part of.

What is so special that God intended it to be just for us and that angels would give anything to be a part of?

The answer is found in the first part of the chapter.

3What a God we have! And how fortunate we are to have him, this Father of our Master Jesus! Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we’ve been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for, 4including a future in heaven–and the future starts now! 5God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The Day is coming when you’ll have it all–life healed and whole.

That is why the angels want to be a part of it. This whole plan that God has is all about restoring a relationship with us. When Adam sinned, the relationship was broken and God’s whole plan is to reestablish that relationship. It is amazing to me that people could refuse this gift – yet – we all know people who think we are crazy for believing in God.

The future is NOW! How are you helping others understand the gift that we as human beings are the beneficiaries of?

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