Recently, while giving Vocation talks at the Catholic school in Hibbing, I had the opportunity to spend time with the pre-K class. They were celebrating the letter “A” and making angels. Their little art project inspired my reflection.
A is for Angel
Angels are mentioned over two hundred times in the Bible. They are known to be messengers and protectors, guides and warriors.
“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11).
N is for Nice
Angels are often seen as the creatures we wish we could be. We tend to view angels as nice creatures who contain all virtue. They are the heroes we wish we could be.
“You have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly” (Hebrews 12:22).
G is for Glory
Angels are often depicted bathed in glory and light. Their songs of gloria and God’s praise echo through all time.
“Day and night they never stop saying: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty’ who was, and is, and is to come” (Revelation 4:8).
E is for Eternal
Angels have been present since creation and throughout the history of salvation. As purely spiritual creatures, angels are personal, and immortal creatures.
“Thus, the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array” (Genesis 2:1).
L is for Loyal
Angels are loyal to the work of God. They are spiritual creatures who worship God without ceasing and who serve God’s saving plans.
“Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word” (Psalm 103:20).