Paul received as an angel from God….

Paul received as an angel from God….

GALATIANS 4 v. 12 – 15

‘I beg of you, brothers, become as I am, for I also have become as you are.
You have done me no wrong, but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you for the first time, and that which was a trial to you in my bodily condition you did not despise or loathe, but you received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus Himself.
Where then is that sense of blessing you had?
For I bear you witness, that if possible, you would have plucked out your eyes and given them to me.’

Paul reminds the Galatian church that, despite some physical illness, he was welcomed by the Galatians as an ‘angel of God’ (a messenger), as a representative of Jesus, Himself.
Who have been ‘angels’ / messengers from God for you along your life?
God might be using you to be a messenger / ‘angel’ from Him in someone else’s life…who might that be?

Lord God,
thank You for sending angels,
into our lives
to point us to Jesus
and protect us along the path
of our lives.
Enable me to do the same for others

Be open to God’s Spirit, directing you towards someone today, with a message of hope, of comfort, of challenge, of peace. When He nudges you, go for it!

Phil Gough