A Symbol of Christmas
Today we are, indeed, talking about Christmas Angels! You probably know all this but I love to just take some time and think about our awesome God and His wonderful ways!
Angels on Our Trees vs. Real Angels
People are fascinated with angels and we really do not know that much about them. Some go so far as to worship them and put their faith in them instead of in God, Himself. They are a mystery to us. However, God’s Word, the Bible, does speak of angels quite a few times.
On Our Tree
Most of the time, the angels on our Christmas Trees are sweet feminine beautiful little things. They have flowing robes and golden hair under their carefully placed shimmering halos. Some of my very favorite tree ornaments are my sweet little angels.
In God’s Word
In the Bible, they are spoken of as beautiful, glowing creatures, but instead of sweet feminine beautiful little things, they are described more like huge mighty warriors who bring messages and protect God’s people. They are mighty and powerful because God has made them mighty and powerful. They obey His every instruction and, yes, they intervene in our lives when needed. But, God has sent them to take care of us. He still gets the credit because they belong to Him, right?
“Now the angel of the LORD came and sat under the terebinth at Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the winepress to hide it from the Midianites. And the angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, ‘The LORD is with you, O mighty man of valor.'”
“The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear
Him,and delivers them.”
“My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before Him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm.”
And now, the real Christmas Angels!
I want to share, surely, one of the most loved and quoted passages in the whole Bible. Can you imagine being there with those shepherds!?!
And in the same
regionthere were shepherds out in a field, 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 were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign to you: you will find the baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly hosts praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!”
Wonderful to Think About
We are getting closer to Christmas Day, your activities are most likely stacking up, and you are trying to get everything together without losing your mind.
Take a second in all the hustle and hubbub. Look at your favorite Christmas angel, and think of the reason we celebrate. For unto us a Savior was born and He lived and died so that we could be His! Allow that sweet little angel on your mantle or tree to remind you of God’s mighty angels who visited the shepherds that night and let’s praise our wonderful God for the reason we celebrate! Jesus!
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