“But you have come to ......an innumerable company of angels” (Hebrews 12:22).
I have seen many pictures of angels in many homes during my visits. One such picture will portray when a boy is about to cross a bridge made of wooden planks, the wooden planks are broken and an angel will protect the boy under his wings and safely carry him to the other side.
How beautiful the face of that angel is! How lovingly, compassionately and carefully he is carrying the boy! What a great affection God has placed on you and provided you with thousands of angels! They are the angels who worship God with praise. At the same time, they are the angels who help you as ministering spirits.
The Scripture says, “For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands, they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone” (Psalms 91:11, 12). Not only the angels but God is also so particular in protecting you every minute. He who protects you neither slumber nor sleep. The Psalmist says, “The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand” (Psalms 121:5).
If the angels themselves are so beautiful, how beautiful God might be! He is the rose of Sharon and the lily of the valleys. He is the best among the innumerable. He is altogether lovely. God who is the best in love and beauty created the angels to be the most beautiful. When He created you, He gave you all His beauty to you and made you in His image and likeness. He crowned him with honour and glory.
When man sinned, that beauty of holiness was dismantled. The Scripture says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Yes. The sins of Adam brought stains in you. But the blood of Christ cleansed you and made you beautiful again.
The holy angels never committed sins and when it is so, how beautiful they might be! They are decorated with precious stones like the sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx and jasper, sapphire, turquoise and emerald and are covered by gold (Ezekiel 28: 12, 13).
Dear children of God, never forget that you are the creation of the King of kings.
To meditate: “But showing mercy to thousands, to those who love me and keep my commandments” (Deuteronomy 5:10).