Angels and Light
In my mind today, I’m thinking of angels and light. Back row, it may get deep today as I think about these two: angels and light. Keep the comments from the peanut gallery to a minimum please. Mention of Angels and light are repeated throughout in the Bible. Today, I read about Jacob and his fleeing after stealing his brother Esau’s birthright. He was gone for 20 years. He fell into fitful dreams of angels of light ascending and descending into the heavens. He was wrestling with the angel because he knew he had to face his personal demons. Did he literally wrestle? I think it was an internal struggle between light and dark. What about you? Do you have those guttural moments when you are presented with choices of good versus evil? I do. It’s not fun and yes there are sleepless nights and bouts of fitful dreams. Know the story of Jacob? If no, read it this weekend and see what you think. Stop grumbling back row! Some weekends you get homework.
Think about your own life. Do you believe there are angels? What about light? Do you believe ALL matter has light? Pieces of divine hidden in all of creation? More homework so stop the mumbling. This weekend look at the sunset or sunrise. Look for angels in the light. And no back row, I’m not taking hallucinogens or hitting the peace pipe. Search for the light in everything around you, not just people. It’s there. I find it daily on my rolls outside with my dogs. It’s in the trees and the breeze that rustles the leaves. It’s in my pets. It’s in the flowers in my yard and even the grass. Oh, and it’s especially illuminated in the clouds. Here’s your to do list: read the story of Jacob, watch a sunrise or sunset, and look for the angels of light around you.
Sarah Anderson Alley
Quotes of the Day:
“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”
“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”