Last week billions of people around the world tuned in to watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. No doubt, if any one of us had the chance to rub elbows with a member of the royal family, we’d be on our best behavior, serve them with our finest china, and basically accommodate them beyond our means.
Hebrews 13:2 says, “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I’ve ever entertained an angel. A few who weren’t, perhaps. And maybe that’s the gist of this verse. Entertaining angels is easy. It’s the strangers, co-workers, or friends with the little horns growing out of their head that try our patience.
The next time one of these little devils show up in your life, remember that “through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name.” (Hebrews 13:15).
Praising God through his Son doesn’t change your circumstances, but it always changes the condition of the heart. And who knows? Maybe one day, you’ll find yourself in the presence of a real angel.
Give it a try!