Reach for an angel!

The old concept of angels—heavenly beings with wings, harp, and halo—has little credibility in the Space Age. Yet the new concept Christian Science presents makes angels not only real but practical. Our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, describes "angels" as "God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality." Science and Health, p. 581; Whatever the challenge, dilemma, or decision facing us, we can confidently expect an angel— an inspired answer to our problem.

We certainly have scriptural authority for this promise. Both the Old and New Testaments record many encounters between God's messengers, or thoughts, and men and women. Angels appeared to Abraham, Joshua, Gideon; to Elijah, Daniel, Mary, Peter, Paul, and others. Angels ministered to Christ Jesus after his temptation in the wilderness and were present at the tomb. Whatever the need or the circumstance, Mind's messages get through, for Mind is infinite and omnipresent. We could disconnect every telephone, stop all the mail services, close down every radio and television station, seal all lips and stop all ears—and Spirit would still be heard.

Jacob found that out when he was fleeing from his brother and heading for sanctuary in the home of his uncle, Laban. The account in Genesis relates: "And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it." Gen. 28:11,12;

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