ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD

What are your first thoughts when you hear the word, “angel?”  The word alone has so many connotations. It stirs the mind into thinking of something supernatural – something ethereal – beautiful – terrorizing – fearful yet comforting.  My thoughts go to my personal guardian angel, who has to have earned his/her wings at least a thousand times over.  I also am reminded of the many angels among us – people who look and seem just like us – who have had a powerful impact on our lives – an intervention, so to speak.

The angels of the Bible are referred to as messengers, warriors, helpers, guides and helpers through the difficult times of life, but can you imagine actually meeting one – face to face?  It must’ve been frightening for Mary to stand before the angel, Gabriel, as he transmitted the message of her miraculous birth to come.  Joseph had misgivings about marrying Mary because of her supposed indescretions, but the angel showed up to assure him that this was all part of God’s divine plan for salvation.  When the angels came en masse to the shepherds in the fields, what do you suppose those lowly herders thought?  They had to be frightened.  They’d heard the promise of a Messiah for years.  Why were they frightened when they knew this was coming?  I think I would be.

The angels were more than busy during that very first Christmas.  They continue to act in our lives, mostly unaware to us.  They aren’t all cute, little cherubs like the ones you see on glittery Christmas cards.  We never know for sure when we’re meeting up with one, but I am confident that they exist.

As we get nearer the celebration of birthday of Jesus, take time to meditate on the glory that was being exhibited by God during that time.  Jesus didn’t come as a warrior king.  He wasn’t born into wealth or prosperity.  He was just a little boy – but He was also true God. How could that even be possible?  How could any of this make any sense?  We have no idea what God is capable of.  He can take the least extraordinary and turn it into to most amazing with just one word.  On that holy night, when Jesus’ birth was being announced by angels, miracles were occurring right and left.  He came in deep humility, but he was being escorted by God’s entire army.

There are still angels among us.  I’m sure of it.  They come at the most unexpected times, in our greatest need and often at our lowest point.  They know how to praise God.  We can learn a lot from them.

 

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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8 Responses to ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD

  1. Kathy, your writing fills me with the humbleness of peace which can only be stirred by the Spirit. Advent has a habit of making me appreciate the humble times of life, just like one angelic night in a stable.

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  3. Too many Scriptures telling of instances where the Lord opened the eyes of people to actually SEE the angels either in battle or encamped about for us NOT to believe and realize that nothing has changed. God STILL has His messengers doing His bidding on behalf of His creation! Amen!! 👍💗🕊😇

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  4. oneta hayes says:

    Amazingly true. Oh, the magnitude of things we cannot see with earth’s eyes.

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