In 1998 Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage starred in the very successful romantic fantasy film City of Angels. Based on Wem Wender’s previous film Wings of Desiremade in the late 80’s, the film’s story line is of an angel falling in love with a mortal woman. Through their singular relationship the film also explores the greater relationship shared between humans and Angels as part of their greater existence.
Admittedly, Angels don’t come up in much of my daily conversation with others and I would doubt they find context in lives of most people. However, the more I learn about Angels the more I think we should.
If you drop the word “Angels” into the Amazon.com search tool you quickly become reminded of how Angels adorn our lives. Jewelry, home accents, yard items, candle holders, party favors, and even ceiling fans are, but a few, of the available categories. Not to mention the additional outflow of Angel mania that happens at Christmas – Angels are big business! Which brings us to all the books. Much like the proverbial Christmas Album that all once-popular / creatively searching musicians eventually make. It appears that longstanding modern Christian writers eventually take the Angelic lap around the publishing house floor. One example is the popular protestant author Dr. David Jeremiah and his book Angels – who they are and how they help. What the Bible reveals! Even the great American evangelist Billy Graham still has his for sale with a Kindle edition available. Continue reading “Angel Eyes… A Vision of the World”
Three weeks ago, during a retreat weekend, I had my eyes opened to so many uplifting truths about God and the plans he has for each one of us. However, I was also given one very dark and looming message during that weekend. A thought that has given me reason to pause at every decision I make. Continue reading “The Hungry Wolf”
In The Screwtape Letters, C.S.Lewis masterfully shows how a demon can influence someone;
“Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”
Sometimes the evil one whispers in your ear or gently taps you on the shoulder… and sometimes he’s not so subtle. To the point where you can hear him begging to let him take the wheel and drive for awhile. Then…sometimes, there’s cases where you actually give him the keys and willingly let him drive, without deception.
How do you take back control when you realize your not the one in the driver’s seat? It may (or may not) be easy when he comes to you as a whisper, but getting him out of the driver’s seat is a whole lot harder when you’ve willingly given him the keys.
Take a listen to our podcast this week for ways to stay in control or take control back.