Everyone can help someone, which means everyone can be an earth angel.
God uses us in many ways throughout our lives. One of the biggest, is the ability for us to be an angel on earth to those in need. You and I together can make this world better, if not for all, at least for some.
Every time you do something to help another person in need, without thought of self, you become a servant of the Lord; you become an earth angel. You have no thought of what is in it for you, rather you sincerely just want to help out of love for another person.
Even if you don’t know the person you are helping, the act of helping itself is an act of love. When we act out of love for another we are a reflection of Gods love to the world.
So how do we become earth angels? The answer is simple, do unto others as you would have done for you, especially in your times of need. If someone is hungry, feed them, if someone needs clothes, give them some, if someone needs shelter, help them find it.
So many local places are in need of volunteers. One just has to look and make a quick phone call. Whether it be cooking, serving food, helping at a support group, doing some book keeping for free for a charity, there is a plethora of things you can do.
Being there for someone in their greatest hour of need is a gift from you to them. There is no looking at the clock, or wondering when you can leave. You are there, fully and authentically for the other person. Your sole focus is on them and not yourself.
Sometimes all a person needs is for you to sit with them, silently. At other times they will need you to pray with them, offer advice, or help change their focus so they can get out of their current mood. Whatever it is, being there during these times makes you an earth angel. You show love to the other person without condition.
Spending time with someone who is lonely, alone, without anyone to talk to, brings joy into their life. They feel loved and that someone cares enough to just sit and spend time with them. Whether it is reading a book, sharing a cup of tea, bringing them a meal, they are appreciative of your efforts.
Helping someone through crisis is another way. You may be that persons life line, the reason they make the decision to keep going. There may be training required to do this kind of support work but it is important and crucial, especially to the person you are dealing with.
We all have times in our life where we need some kind of extra help. I’ve found throughout my life, it is during these times that I am more aware of the angels on earth, that are here to help us.
So, if up until now you thought life was just routine, think about the times people helped you, and the times you helped others. The beautiful thing about it is that everyone can be an earth angel.