“…having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.” Hebrews 1:4
Think about all the awesome things you read about in the Bible about Angels. An angel took Adam and Eve out of the Garden and sealed the entrance. Angels visited Abraham and Sarah to prophesy the birth of Isaac. Angels delivered Lot from Sodom. Angels were in Jacob's vision of a stairway to heaven. One angel alone brought Pharaoh to his knees during the final plague by striking down the firstborn in all of Egypt. Angels shared their food in the form of manna with the children of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness. Angels brought the law from God to Moses on Mt. Sinai. Angels also strengthened the great prophet Elijah so he wouldn't die. One angel rescued Israel from pending defeat by destroying 185,000 Assyrians in one night. An angel appeared in a fiery furnace with Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. And it was an angel who kept Daniel alive in the lions' den.
While it's easy for us to see that Jesus is the greatest figure of all history, can you imagine for a moment how this might not be as obvious to the Hebrew Christians who were suffering persecu-tion, wishing an angel would come their way to rescue them? We can understand why the first-century Hebrews would hope for the deliverance they had read about in their Scriptures. In fact, almost every supernatural event in the history of their people had angels who played an im-portant role in it.