Sunday, December 02, 2018

Advent Angels 2

Day 2: Worshipping Angels

Jesus parables of the lost sheep (Luke 15.1-7), lost coin and prodigal son (15. 11-32), all end with parties. In this story and the previous one, the earthly party is mirrored by a party in heaven. “There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents” says Jesus.

The message is that to accept our need of God’s help and forgiveness is a joyful thing, not a sorrowful one. We don’t need to be perfect, we just need to acknowledge that we aren’t. God will do the rest; it is he who finds and rescues us, and there is rejoicing in heaven when we allow ourselves to be found and rescued.

·         Do you find it easy to accept help and acknowledge that you can’t manage life by yourself? Why is that?

·         Spend some time imagining the scene in verse 10. Imagine what the joy of angels might look like. Imagine yourself in their midst, the cause of their rejoicing. What are they saying to you?

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