When we think about angels, we consider them superior beings. They dwell in the realm of the divine, carrying out direct orders from God and watching over us with care.

According to 1 Peter, the angels watch over us with great consideration. They are fascinated by the unique ability of humans. Enraptured by the part we have to play. The angels look on us with intrigue and, perhaps, a certain modicum of jealousy.

What is it that we have that would fascinate the angels? 


The ability to make our choices. The courage to believe in things unseen, to put our deepest trust in something we cannot fully understand. There is a profound beauty to the mystery of being human. Our unique place in the cosmos is a place of honor.

We love to focus on the weakness of our position. We take for granted the great opportunities in front of us. The unique wonder of humanity.

Faith is the intrigue of angels and humanity’s unique opportunity. The mystery of meaning on this earth. The divine drama played out in each human life. 

True perspective invites us to see from many angles. It helps us better understand our place in the divine drama. It ushers greater depths of self-awareness, ownership, and thankfulness

“It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.”
– 1 Peter 1:12