Damaged Angel (by D.A. Cobb)

I have a neighbor whose passion is gardening. She can always be found nurturing her bushes and shrubs while constantly tending to her vast collection of beautiful flowers. She spends untold hours weeding, trimming and feeding and by days end her hands are usually worn or, at the very least, covered with dirt and grime.

On occasion she will purchase a new stone figurine to add to her ever expanding garden.

As I glance her way I see sculptured mother rabbits and their tiny offspring, frogs peering through binoculars along with a few well spaced turtles. And of course what garden would be complete without the ever present bird bath?

One day she came to my door in tears. She was moving her favorite statuette, three gentle angels with delicate wings and outstretched arms, when she dropped them. The head of one was broken and my friend was standing there holding the pieces and sobbing. She is not a particularly religious person and wanted to question if this was a sign of things to come. I assured her it was not and hopefully she can purchase a replacement.

Depending on the translation there are ninety four references to angels in the Bible, with thirteen found in the Old Testament and the remainder in the New. They certainly play an important role in God’s plan.

Listen with me to the words of Jesus as found in the book of Matthew,

“As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all that do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears let them hear.”

Matthew 13:40-42

It’s pretty straight forward. You are given two choices. The first is to be with Christ

during this, you’re earthly walk, or chose the Devil and his fiery pit of eternal delusion.

Which will you chose?

Give serious thought to the life saving passage from the book of Matthew (13:49).

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