Visiting Angels

Question: Have you ever helped a beggar on the street? Offered a shoulder to cry on or a hug to someone in need? Have you ever opened your home to a person in need? Fostered a child? It is in those actions that we are told we may have helped an angel, here on earth. By helping the “least of these” we are following God’s example. His plan for us. We are doing what the Bible tells us to do.

In Genesis we are told that Abraham helps three strangers in the desert. When he invites them over to give them rest in the cool shade and provides water and washes their dusty feet, they are mere strangers to him. It isn’t until later he realizes that he is in fact in the presence of the Lord and two angels. (Genesis 18:1-15)

We are urged to help strangers in Hebrews 13:2 “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so some have unwittingly entertained angels.” God sends them to us to remind us to show compassion to all His children. We are to treat all God’s children as honored guests, not just those who we feel are worthy. In the eyes of God we are all worthy, not just those who “look” as though they are. Whether or not you are accommodating one of Heaven’s Host, you are always offering hospitality to one of God’s most beloved ones. He loves all His children, they are always special to Him. They are always beloved to Him. That includes you, dear one!

Lord, teach me to offer hospitality to all those who I may cross paths with. Just as You have offered to me. Amen.