Angels are a nuisance.
They crept into our discussion this evening at Nexus about revival. They weren’t particularly welcome, but I must admit they were refreshing to contemplate.
In Dr Luke’s gospel, that most sober and exhaustively account written to Theophilus (and I don’t mean Lenny Henry) about Jesus’ life, angels keep popping in. Bringing messages, interrupting dreams, answering and asking questions. Peering out from behind the scenes. Lurking there, smiling, in this most factual account.
And ironically, they have real substance – even though they can probably go through walls, fly, and inhabit thoughts.
Don’t know what to do with them. They make things a bit untidy.
But then, they remind us, like Bill said, that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in our philosophy. God is a chuckling God, who has won the right to delight in his creation and exercise the power to restore all things through Jesus. And bring in the angels to the party if he wants to.