Our word angel comes from the Greek ἄγγελος. It means messenger. I will always think of this with a smile remembering a fellow seminary student in Greek class who happened to be named Angel beaming and exchanging laughter with the professor about the appropriateness of his name.
I do believe in God’s holy angels who are sent to be messengers of God’s love, care and sometimes judgement. I have had personal encounters with angels.
But I do also believe that we are also called to be messengers of Gods light, love and care to each other. This is not reserved for pastors or those studying to become pastors. We all do this by the way we live and care for others.
Especially during this season be sure you reflect God’s love and light and spread it around. I love angel crafts and have included a few links below if you want to share God’s love and light by giving handmade angels. If you are interested in Greek I have a reference for that too.
“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
Today’s project is a lovely crocheted angel from Kreinik. http://www.kreinik.com/shops/Crocheted-Tapestry-Angel.html
“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
Todays project is a kitchen angel from All Crafts. http://allcraftsblogs.com/dolls/dishcloth_angel/dishtowel_angel.html
“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
Today’s project is a wooden spoon from Activity Village http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/wooden-spoon-angel-2
“We must be aware that angels keep in close and vital contact with all that is happening on the earth. Their knowledge of earthly matters exceeds that of men. Let us believe that they are here among us.” —Billy Graham Angels Gods Secret Agents
Now that you’ve made your card, get an envelope and a stamp and send it to someone who could use a reminder of God’s love and care.