Before you say, “How can angels be courageous?” Stick with me. The messengers of God have a word for us about courage.
When I consider the messengers of God – the real-life angels among us – the people who speak God’s truth, embody God’s love and call forth grace in others, I can tell you about some of the most courageous people I know.
- She is the one who challenges the long-held assumptions with grit, grace, and gumption. She steps onto a platform once reserved for men and owns the space as a brave, clear, loving determined leader.
- He is the one who loves unconditionally, speaking his mind by telling his heart every chance he gets…and even when the stress of in-laws and out-laws are driving his blood pressure to new heights.
- They are the ones whose arms are open to the least of these – the children. The ones caught in an unending cycle of neglect, abuse, divorce, crime, addiction, lack of care, and much, much more.
They do not judge. Instead, they embrace.
They do not rant. Instead, they open their doors.
They do not demand that others should embrace their cause, but model compassion, grace, conviction, and adaptability like no other.
And none of the above people would consider themselves angels.
But, here’s why I call them God’s messengers.