Angels can be anywhere and can be anybody – isn’t that so?
I mean the Bible (NASB) says in Hebrews 13:2, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.”
My daughter is a stranger to many and at times, even to me. I ponder, who is this child with such a thirst and hunger for “God’s Word?” On occasion she had corrected my meaning of His word.
She seems to get irritable knowing things about the Bible that I don’t. Me? I just marvel at her heavenly knowledge. Which of course makes me delve deeper into the Word.
From a very young age I had bought her books, some illustrated, about stories in the Bible. Also purchased were some of the sixty-six separate books of the big Bible. They were paperbacks read and reread countless times. Stephanie’s favorites of the books purchased were Genesis and Samuel and I answered her questions as well as I could.
But then, she was told to read them over again and again because they were alive with God’s teachings. “The Living Bible,” always fresh, new and yes…exciting.
“You will usually get a different way of looking at the same problem. I always did and I still do.”
But I ask you…was it any wonder that those books were her favs? I think not because there is much action taking place. In Genesis it all began. The universe was formed and there were seven days of creation taking place. Man was created. Woman was made from man. The Garden of Eden, and we’re all familiar with what happened there. Cain and Abel – Noah’s Ark – the Flood – the flood subsides and:
Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 The Lord smelled the soothing aroma; and the Lord said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.
22 “While the earth remains,
Seed-time and harvest,
And cold and heat,
And summer and winter,
And day and night
Shall not cease.
All of that took place during the first eight chapters of the fifty chapter book. You have the rainbow in nine. Ten gives the descendants of Noah and as you get deeper into the book you’ll read about Abram (Abraham) and his son Ishmael born of the maidservant and Isaiah born of Sarah his wife. Abram’s journey to Egypt – Joseph’s story…oh there is just so much in that one book!
I am reading it again even as I write these words and, oh my goodness…it feels like the first time. The book is entertaining. Best of all, it is all true.
And another true event is Thanksgiving. Stephanie flew to New York via Chicago to spend this week with her mother. She made it safely because I was sent photos.