I’ve been thinking about angels this week since they are a part of my message for church on Sunday. There have been so many depictions of angels in art and statuary over time. Most of them are wrong according to the Biblical picture. Angels are usually shown as young female figures with large wings. They are mentioned in Scripture over 190 time, and it never says anything about wings. Cherubim and Seraphim are spoken of with wings, but they are a different class of being. So much for my pet peeve! Angels are real God created servant beings. Jesus spoke of children’s angels always seeing the face of the Father.(Matthew 18:10) And I don’t believe they leave us as we grow older. The Book of Hebrews tells us that some strangers we meet could be angels.(13:2) The point is that heaven is not far off. Our sentimental images do not come near to describe its glory and majesty. They are not to be worshiped or prayed to, but they are near at hand, and have helped in ways we are completely unaware. All of this is simply to say that angels are another aspect of the depth of love God has for His creation. And who knows, one of those strangers who has helped you along the way may have been an angel.