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Angels And Guardian Angels

May 31, 2008
Angels.

Angels are messengers of the Lord and are spoken of in Hebrews as "ministering spirits". In the New Testament Angels appear as ministers of God. Such as in Luke 1:5-25 when the angel Gabriel announced the birth of John the Baptist and told Elisabeth that her son would prepare the way for the Savior. Then 6 months later Gabriel appeared to Elisabeth's cousin Mary and told her that her son would be the Savior of all mankind. Angels attended Christ throughout his life, "For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels," Matthew 16:27 of King James Version of the Bible. Angels appeared to the shepherds watching their flocks on the night the Savior was born and proclaimed, Glory to God in the highest and on earth, peace, goodwill toward men. An angel also warns the little family to flee to Egypt and tells them when it is finally safe to return. In Luke 24 we also read of two angels announcing Christ's resurrection.

Guardian Angel Prayer, from the Catholic Forum.

Guardian Angel from heaven so bright,
Watching beside me to lead me aright,
Fold your wings 'round me,
and guard me with love,
Softly sing songs to me
of heaven above.
Amen.

Guardian Angels.

There are many references to angels throughout the New Testament but no clear statement as to their nature or their relation to mankind in general.

Guardian Angels are said to protect and guide not just children. Honorius of Autun believed that every soul was assigned a guardian angel. In Catholicism it is believed that a guardian angel represents individuals before God, watches over them always, aids their prayers and presents their souls to God at death.
Angels are said to be Immortal spirits that appear to mankind at important moments in their lives. They appear as messengers of god, bringing comfort, warnings and tests of belief and deliverance.

In art Guardian Angels are depicted as very feminine and beautiful and sometimes with maternal attributes. Guardian Angels are typically painted wearing simple tunic style gowns in soft pastel colors or all white. Angels are most always painted with wings, their wings are said to represent their role as messengers of God. They are also often shown with musical instruments. The most popular being a harp or a some type of horn or trumpet.

Guardian Angels have been used as symbols of Christmas in the form of figurines, ornaments, Christmas tree toppers, Christmas cards and even Christmas cookies. One of the most popular uses for angels at Christmas is to include them in your nativity scene. One is typically hung above the Nativity Stable but they can also stand or kneel anywhere within the scene.

I think the most popular use of angels at Christmas is in music. A lot of the songs that we sing every year at Christmas time tell the story of angels announcing the Saviors birth. Some of those include, 'Angels We Have Heard On High' 'Do You Hear What I Hear?' and 'It Came Upon a Midnight Clear'.
About the Author
Deby has been a writer for Christmas Decorations and Gifts for several years. We have very beautiful Angel Ornaments and Guardian Angel Figurines. Please view our Christmas Decorations Ideas.
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