Wednesday, December 13, 2006

13th Day of Christmas - Angels

Angels are a common decoration for Christmas, you may even have one on the top of your tree. Did you know they played a major part in the birth of Jesus?

The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary to proclaim the upcoming birth of her first child, Jesus, the Messiah, God's Son.

An angel appeared to Joseph, Mary's soon to be husband, to tell him Mary's unexpected pregnancy was part of God's plan to save the world.

The entire sky was full of angels the night Jesus was born and delivered a living birth announcement to nearby shepards. This was the most important birth announcement the entire world has ever seen. God saw fit to deliver it not with one angel, but with an entire army of them!

Did you know heaven is full of angels worshiping God? There are some whose sole purpose is to worship God for all time.

Hebrews 13:2 tells us "Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!"

This Christmas think about inviting someone who doesn't have a family of their own to celebrate Christmas with you. You never know who may be in your midst! And regardless, you'll be an angel sent from God in their sight!

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