"So Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him."
Sometimes, as we believers are simply walking "on [our] way," the "angels of God meet [us]." Jacob was not doing anything particularly "spiritual" or "religious"--he was merely going about his business. The angels' meeting with Jacob did not portend easy days ahead. As a matter of fact, in this very chapter Jacob would have to face his long-estranged brother Esau. But there can be no doubt but that the angels assisted him (Jacob).
As the church walks through the world today--looking forward to the next Sunday--let us recognize our particular need to be "met" by God's "angels." Some of them are in human flesh. Others of them are celes-
tial. All of them will point us to Jesus.
[Puritan quote of the day: "Is it not comfortable being in heaven? He that enjoys much of God in this life carries heaven about him."
--Thomas Watson, in, "A Body of Divinity"]