"Why do we light this candle?"
"Today we are lighting the Angel's Candle. Angels spoke to Mary, to Joseph,
"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary."
"And having come in, the angel said to her, "Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!"
"But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end." Luke 1: 26-33
"Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins." Matthew 1:20-21
Then the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you 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 a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill to men!" Luke 2:8-14 (Click HERE for the Handel's Messiah version of this verse)
We will someday be surprised to meet the angelic ambassadors who may have rescued us from many a fall and who stood in the path of danger for us so that we would be safely protected from the onslaughts of the enemies of God's precious children.
We may be surprised to meet them as they come to carry us heavenward someday....
and realize that perhaps we had been entertaining angels unwittingly...."Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels." Hebrews 13:2
|New little angel playing the violin, added in 2015 in loving memory of my mother|
Dorothea Tedlie Mursch
|Another new little angel playing the violin, a gift from my sister in law last Christmas|
|"Angels are often disguised as sisters"|
A gift from my sister last Christmas!