Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thoughts on Angels

Romans 8:17"

Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory."

I go to a Christian youth gathering every Saturday. This week, while I was listening to the speaker deliver his message and talk about the verse above, something occurred to me. We, as the children of God, are entitled to wonderful things when we go to heaven. The human being is definitely the Lord's favorite creation. We are his heirs. Earth was created to be ruled by us. Those of us who make it to heaven will be treated like royalty, where anything and everything needed will be provided without a second's delay.

But what about angels? What were they ever going to be but servants? Did they have their own wishes and dreams? Was there anything more to their existence?

I realized that even in Heaven, where everything is supposed to be perfectly fair and equal, there is a need for lesser beings to exist. We, the humans, will be happy and fulfilled, but angels will act as our servants. Are they satisfied with their purpose in life? I don't know. One thing I do know, however, is that the 'selfish' angels who revolted against God were punished severely and sent to Hell. Is obedience and goodness something that is programmed in all of them? Probably not. 

The thing is, you can't have good without the bad, success without failure. You can't be rich if nobody is poor. You cannot understand what light is if you haven't experienced darkness.

Perhaps this is the way the universe works. Perhaps not even Heaven can change this truth. Of course, these are the musings of a sixteen-year-old girl. Perhaps someday, I will discover another truth and figure this all out.