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“Spiritual suicide” is a phrase my pastor said several times during his sermon yesterday. He was talking about how Adam allowed Eve to commit spiritual suicide by not intervening in the garden. He also referenced told how the High Priest Eli didn't intervene in an appropriate way when parenting his kids. Eli gave his kids lectures instead of correction. Hence his kids committed spiritual suicide. So did Adam and Eve. So do many of us. Whether it's kids or teens we let run the roost, a loved one in a toxic relationship, or not telling a neighbor about Jesus who loves them. Spiritual suicide is around us everywhere. When we can but don't do anything to stop harm, we allow it.
The past couple weeks our media has broadcast about a few celebrity suicides. For someone to come to the conclusion that suicide is a viable option they are in a very dark place. We have natural eyes that get appalled and mourn for what we see. But what about what we don't see? The unseen is stronger than the seen. The unseen dark emotions, thoughts, and beliefs are stronger than the seen actions that manifest themselves.
You may be thinking what a heavy subject for an angel blog. It is an appropriate subject for an angel blog because angels are there when no one else is. They know the utter depths of misery and despair. If we listen to their whispers, wait for their strengthening touch, we will hear the voice of God and feel the power He sends with His messengers. An angel was there with Jesus in the anguish in the Garden of Gethsemane and there after Satan tempted Him when He was 40 days without food on a mountain. Angels are created by God for every season in our lives. Good, bad, dark, hopeful.
One reason we wrote these books and promote the message of angels is because angels represent life. There is so much more joy an angel brings than an elf, fairy, or bunny. We want you to tap into the joy and hope a watchman angel brings. We don't want to offer families or anyone a pixie dust fairy tale that doesn't last when there is something so much more real and so much better. In your darkest moment, in your happiest hour, angels are there. Sent by God to point to Him. The Creator of all that is good, loving, merciful, and just.
There is hope – no matter the season or circumstance. Angels bring the hope we all need. Even when you say it, “angel,” doesn't your spirit feel lighter and a smile come across your face? Trust in Him. He knows best.
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