Read: Hebrews 13:1-8

When Japan invaded China, many Christians were persecuted and killed, including many missionaries. Dr. John Abernathy was a missionary working in China at that time, and he fled to Korea. When the communist invaded Korea, he and many other missionaries including women were trapped in a compound. They were surrounded on all three sides by soldiers and the only way for escape was to cross a little river behind that house. They crossed that river and met a communist soldier. He looked terrified and mumbled something. He told them that they were about to attack the house and kill all the missionaries when suddenly they saw five angels on top of the house. The soldiers were afraid, abandoned their weapons and fled.

Angels not only exist, but there are legions of them. Heb. 1:14 says, angels are “ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation.” Also, Heb. 13:2 says, “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.” Abraham entertained three guests not knowing they were angels sent on a special mission. We live in a world where we are used to avoid strangers, and we hesitate to show hospitality to them. Let us ask ourselves: are our homes open to receiving God’s people? When we see those who are less fortunate, do we show kindness? Let us ask God to give us a warm and sensitive heart.

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