Written by Al Kales

1 Corinthians 6:19-20:  “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body.”

During these hard times when the news is often scary and depressing, I am seeing and thinking more and more of God’s angels among us.  Our policemen and firemen, who spend hours of training and waiting, are suddenly called to risk their lives to save us. I see teachers going through stressful changes in their jobs, but are stepping up because they care for our children. Doctors, nurses and PA’s spend their working hours to serve us and make us feel better. In Prince William Hospital, when a baby is born you can hear “Brahms Lullaby” throughout the halls of the hospital, where you will see happy angels singing and smiling.  And finally our closest angels are our daughters, sons-in-laws and grandchildren.

In closing, I only skimmed the surface of God’s angels because everything we do depends on others who are God’s angels. Today most of the angels we see are practicing social distancing and wearing face masks. They are protecting you and I and also themselves.

My prayer for this Advent is that we keep looking for the angels that God is placing on our paths and I encourage you to listen to the song by Alabama, “Angels Among Us.”

If you want to listen to “Angels Among Us,” as Al recommends, you can watch it here:

If you’ve missed any of our previous daily readings, you can find them all archived here. We hope these readings are helping you encounter God this season!