As we approach the day two things come to mind for our reflection. First is the recognition of the spiritual realm itself. Weekly, in the Nicene Creed, we proclaim that God created all that is, visible and invisible, of which this day serves as a reminder of the latter. The invisible, or spiritual realm, is one that we cannot see but which is quite real and active. We are to be encouraged by the reminder of their role of defense in our lives, often unseen, as part of their purpose. We should likewise meet such a reality by being spiritually equipped ourselves for daily battle with demonic forces through prayer and time in God’s Word (see Ephesians 6).
The second reminder gleaned from this day is that we, too, are created with and for a purpose. We were created to steward all of God’s creation. We have have often lost sight of that in our sinful and fallen state, aiming to be lord over it or aspiring to a different role (as pop culture has put forth positing that we become angels after this life)! Yet, we have a created purpose in God’s design to tend to all He created. It is a high calling to steward creation itself - the knowledge God imparts, resources He provides, in addition to the time, breath, and days we are given. Our souls find rest when we fulfill our intended purpose, being satisfied as we carry out God’s will and work in our lives.
We give thanks for the wonderful order of God’s creation of which the angelic hosts, we ourselves and all creation are a part thereof. And we continue to seek God’s grace to submit to our intended purpose while being on guard against our foe, Satan, who seeks to tempt and deceive us from fulfilling it. As we do so, we find peace and purpose in this life as we worship Him and experience a foretaste of worship with the angelic hosts in His presence in the life to come.