God Needed Another Angel.
When someone we love dies, we sometimes suggest that God took that person to heaven because he needed another angel.
But this statement isn’t true! People who know Jesus Christ as their Savior will spend eternity in heaven with him—but they won’t be angels. They will be redeemed saints, cleansed from all sin, and awaiting the redemption of their bodies.
Second, being a redeemed saint is better than being an angel! I Peter 1:12 teaches that angels long to understand the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. As Christians, we have experienced the depth of God’s mercy, grace, and love in a way that angels never will.
When we face death, let’s choose to encourage our hearts with the true words of Scripture—truths so much more wonderful than anything our imagination can devise!