a search of scripture, hundreds of references can be found for angels.
Beyond biblical texts, angels have been described throughout history,
in times as distant as the ancient world and as immediate as yesterday.
Some people think of angels as a literary device, an image meant to illustrate
the pervasive and immanent quality of God's presence. But others, many
others, believe that angels surround us, both in human and in heavenly
Below is a collection of essays, interviews and reflections on angels.
From the Archangel Michael to an earthly angel who fed a hungry little
boy, these offerings all speak of beings who appeared when we most needed
them. Whether spirit, flesh or simply imagination, these angels undoubtedly
move us in the direction of heaven.
An interview with Venita Hampton Wright,
author of A Catalogue of Angels
that we carry within us a deep, intuitive sense that we are not
alone in the universe. One of our oldest Christian creeds speaks
of God as being the creator of things “seen and unseen.”...
A Catalogue of Angels
Guides, and Guardians
by Sophy Burnham
are angels? The word comes from the Greek meaning messenger.
Angels come, therefore, in any way that the message can be received,
dreams and intuitions—the little tap on the shoulder that says “go
there, don’t go there.” And everyone has had this experience:
“I knew I should go down that road, and I didn’t listen!” ...
Michael: Warrior from Heaven
by Mary C. Earle
Michael the Archangel is no sweet cherub. He is traditionally known
as the commander-in-chief of the heavenly host, a strong warrior and
a presence who presides from on high....
The Possibility of Angels
by The Rev. Lowell Grisham
“I saw a light in the corner of the room. It was soft, sort of greenish,
and it floated down away from the corner. And I felt a presence that was
so powerful, I just knew it was Christ or God or maybe an angel. It filled
me with a peace. I don’t know whether I heard a voice or it was
just a powerful thought, but I knew that I would be all right. ..."
Angel at the Shore
by Margaret Jones
have not thought seriously about angels since they started to appear on
refrigerator magnets and potpourri boxes. But when I brush aside all of
the cherubic faces and feathery wings, I admit that there must be good
reason that angels appear in significant scenes throughout the Bible,
especially around Jesus' birth....
Mary was the kind of person who would bake
a cake for a boy's birthday, but before she put it in the oven, she would
make sure it was filled with pennies, nickels and dimes, so that many
of us would enjoy the one boy's special day....
By Frederick Borsch
what it means to be an angel is to be a messenger from God, then someone
who comes to our aid, brings us the touch of God’s love, or perhaps
offers us a good challenge or an opportunity to do the forgiving ourselves
can be that messenger. And then we may pass it on....
Devotions by Renée Miller
The following devotions describe angels who surprise us, give us direction,
help us rejoice and minister to our needs, even when we’re unaware
that they are around....