It sounded great – to have this great being take such a personal interest in your life, to listen to your requests and to help you, to be there and never to leave you or forsake you.
Then it struck me – what do you need an angel for when you can have the angel-maker?
Almighty God spoke the angels into existence. They are creatures and he is the Creator. They are finite and he is infinite. He is all-knowing and they are not. He is all-powerful and they are not. He is all-present and they are not.
- He offers to have a close personal relationship with us.
- He then promises to hear and answer our prayers for our best.
- He promises that he will never leave us nor forsake us.
Of course my question could be asked in the other direction – What do you need the angel-maker for, when you could have an angel? If they are already offering all that, maybe we don’t really need him?
But there is one thing an angel can never do for you.
No angel will die for you. No angel will suffer God’s wrath in your place. No angel will answer for you on the day of Judgment.
And that is precisely what the angel-maker, the Lord Jesus Christ, offers to all who will come to him.
No angel can stand in your shoes on that day, because no angel went to the cross. In Jesus, God came as a human, so that he could take the punishment that humans deserved, so that he could stand in your shoes. And so the angel-maker outranks, out-saves, and out-performs the angels.
Why trust in angels, when only the angel-maker can offer what is ultimately necessary?
‘For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son”… And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God's angels worship him.”’ (Hebrews 1:5,6)
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