(August 18, 2015)
The comparison between children and angels is an interesting one. On the one hand, angels are above us in many ways. On the other hand, we have been told that we are more precious than the ministering spirits in many ways.
I think the appropriate way to view it is as with a child raised with a governess in the home. The governess is there for the sake of the children, and thus the children are the most important component of the relationship. At the same time, the governess is empowered in her relationship with the children so as to provide the benefit for children who often don’t know what is in their own best interests.
In the same way, we relate to angels as something both above (more important) and beneath (expected to obey, presuming they are acting on the Lord’s behalf).