“And in that region there were shepherds out in the filed, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them and they well filled with fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.'”– The Bible Luke 2:8-11 RSV
And on that glorious note we end The Daily Angel for 2015. If you enjoyed this and would like to do this again next year please let me know. Please come back tomorrow for the story of that grand old carol I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Blessings to you and yours.
“Every redeemed one will understand the ministry of angels in their own life. The angel who was their guardian from their earliest moment, the angel who watched their steps and covered their head in the day of peril, the angel who was with them in the valley of the shadow of death, who marked their resting place, who was the first to greet them in the resurrection morning — what will it be to hold conversation with them, and to learn the history of divine interposition in the individual life, of heavenly cooperation in every work for humanity!”
~ E. G. White
“There are many, many angels, more than there are human beings. They stand before the throne of God and praise Him. At the same time, they are among us, with us. Angels are real. And they are here.”~ Father Robert Faricy
How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love! — Eileen Elias Freeman, The Angels’ Little Instruction Book: Learning from God’s Heavenly Messengers
“When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.” — MARY BAKER EDDY, Poems by Mary Baker Eddy
Angels transcend every religion, every philosophy, every creed. In fact, angels have no religion as we know it…their existence precedes every religious system that has ever existed on earth. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
“We are like children, who stand in need of masters to enlighten us and direct us; God has provided for this, by appointing his angels to be our teachers and guides.” — Thomas Aquinas (“Summa Theologica”)
Today’s craft project is one of mine. This is so simple no directions are really needed. I just used a fancy olive oil bottle (a wine bottle or other pretty bottle will do), added a Christmas ornament for the head, added ribbon bows for wings and wrapped wire strung with beads around the bottle. The halo is a small grapevine wreath I had leftover from another project. This was all made with odds and ends from my craft supply stash. This is one of those projects where you can let your imagination run wild. Have fun!