Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Saving Grace

Yes, I watch Saving Grace.
It is a television show that comes on TNT on Monday nights.
Now, listen to what I am about to say.
I AM NOT saying that it is OK for everyone to watch this show. Yes, it is an adult show. There is a reason it does not come on until 10:00pm. I AM NOT saying that it is the cleanest show on television right now. It is a very adult show and I would not recommend it for a youth to watch.
However, I love it. And here is the reason why.
There is a "character" on the show named Earl. Earl is an angel. At first I thought he was supposed to be God, but in fact he is not. He is a ministering angel sent into these people's lives to guide them and essentially point them back to God.
Earl is the reason I love this show. He is so patient and loving. He is non-judgemental and has a calming presence. He is what I hope every angel to be. I have no theological data to back this up. It's just my theory, so take it with a grain of salt. :)
Last night as I was watching the show I found myself thinking, "I wish I had a Earl angel." How great would it be to have an angel that just loved on you and comforted you and never judged you unfairly.
I started thinking about how great it would be and found myself asking God why we didn't have that now. Why can't angels talk to us and minister to us in this way? I found myself getting a little sad.
Then, tonight at my accountability group I realized, I do have this.
Their called friends.
They are people God uses in our lives to bring us hope and encouragement.
This might sound a little weird, but, who are you encouraging? Ever had a time in your life when you felt like you HAD to call a certain person and you just didn't know why? It's probably because God was wanting to use you in that moment to bring encouragement and hope.
People need hope.
We all need hope.
I am not saying that we are all angels, but maybe today you can obey God and bring someone a little bit of joy knowing that there is someone else out there who cares about them!