I am grateful for the opportunity to be a local Ambassador of an amazing organization called “Ainsley’s Angels of America.” I am also an ordained minister. I have been a student of the Bible and a minister for over 30 years. I have a Masters of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry Degree. So, when I speak about Angels, I like to believe I have a certain level of credibility and authority to do so.
Faith was born when Abraham met some strangers by the Oaks of Mamre. Although Abraham was unaware that these strangers were actually Angels sent by God, Abraham and Sarah welcomed them into their home with an extravagant hospitality. They graciously included the strangers, treating them as if they were family. And in doing so, they became part of the Divine plan. Abraham and Sarah became educated to what God was up to in the world, and they joined God in that mission. They themselves became messengers of God. Abraham and Sarah became Angels who changed the world.
So, here are three things I know about Angels:
- Angels are messengers sent by God. They are holy gifts to the world.
- Angels first appear in our lives as strangers, and when we include them and love them as family, something miraculous happens.
- Angels educate us on the importance on inclusion. When we include others in our lives, we become a part of what God is up to in this world. When we include others, we discover that we are the ones being included in something divine. We ourselves become Angels on a mission to change the world.
Therefore, I do not use the word Angels casually or haphazardly, but I use it with careful theological justification and authority when I say:
“Athlete Riders, thank you for being Angels.”
“Angel Runners, thank you for being Angels.”
“Guardian Angels, thank you for being Angels.”
“Sponsors who give to support our mission, thank you for being Angels.”
“All volunteers who made the Arkangel 5k possible this past weekend, thank you for being Angels.”
If you think you have it takes to be an Angel, please register today at www.AinlseysAngels.org.
Join us on a mission of selfless inclusive love, and together, we shall change the world.