TODAY'S THEME: God's Angelic Messengers

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Angel Gabriel by Simone Martini (ca. 1285-1344)

I raised my eyes and saw, behold! one man* clothed in linen, his loins
girded with fine gold. His body was like tashish,** his face like the
appearance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, and his arms
and legs like the color of burnished copper; the sound of his words
(loud) as the sound of a multitude. I, Daniel, alone saw this great
vision, the people who were with me did not see the vision, but a
great fear fell upon them and they fled into hiding.

So I remained alone. I saw this great vision. No strength remained in
me; my robustness changed to pallor, and I could retain no strength.
I heard the remarkable sound of his words, and when I heard the
sound of his words I was in a deep sleep upon my face, with my face
towards the ground. Behold! a hand touched me and moved me onto
my knees and the palms of hands.

He said to me, "Daniel, greatly beloved man, understand the words
that I speak to you, and stand in your place, for I have been sent to
you now." As he spoke these words to me, I stood atremble. He said
to me, "Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart
to understand and to fast before your God, your words have been
heard; and I have come because of your words..."

*Most commentators believe the "man" was the Archangel Gabriel.
**Tashish - Rock Crystal or Beryl

Daniel 10: 5-12
The Stone Edition Tanach
Mesorah Publications, 2005


The name Gabriel means: "God is my strength." He is known
in Christianity, Judaism and Islam as God's unique messenger
to man. The Sufi poet Ruzbehan Baqli wrote that Gabriel is
"like the moon amongst the stars."

The Heaven of Angels by Catherine Andrews

Angels who are close to the presence of the Lord are often called
"Angels of the Face" or "Angels of the Presence." Angels in this
category include Michael and Uriel, both archangels along
with Gabriel and Raphael (Healer of God).

Humility and Love by Elvira Amrhein

For every angel whose ministry is on earth,
a million angels praise God is heaven.


Our angels cradle our every prayer in their hands,
laying it confidently before the throne of God.


Angels watch over every cell in our bodies, every beat
of our hearts. They take note of everything we do.

Excerpts from "The Angels' Little Instruction Book,"
by Eileen Elias Freeman
Warner Books, 1994

Archangel St. Michael - Peruvian school

It is believed that Michael was the archangel who told Sarah
that she would give birth despite her advanced years, and
who also stayed Abraham's knife before he
sacrificed that son.


I, John, saw another angel come up from the East, holding
the seal of living God. He cried out in a loud voice to the
four angels who were given power to damage the land and
the sea, "Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees
until we put the seal on the foreheads of the
servants of our God."

Revelation 7: 2-3
New American Bible


Angels speak to us with the voice
of the God who sent them.


If we could speak with the tongues of angels,
our first word would always be God.

Excerpts from "The Angels' Little Instruction Book,"
by Eileen Elias Freeman
Warner Books, 1994


Your guardian angel is a friend for life -
eternal life.

From "The Angels' Little Instruction Book"

And now, the Last Word:

Angel of Mercy Statue

May the angel Michael be at your right,
and the angel Gabriel at your left.
And in front of you the angel Uriel,
and behind you the angel Raphael,
and above you the divine presence of God.

Jewish Prayer





























Bonus quote:

God dances when we sing.



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