Angels ??? – ANGELS [1]

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the fortress of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?  –  Psalm 27:1

 

Some time ago I asked my children, “What would you like to learn more about from the Bible?”  My son answered, “angels”.

As a result of his request, angels will be the topic of my next few posts.

When you think of angels, does this painting from the famous Italian painter Raphael come to mind?

A bit of trivia – These two angels, we typically see alone, however, they are actually part of the painting, Sistine Madonna. Raphael was commissioned by Pope Julius II, in 1512, to create an altarpiece of the Virgin Mary and Christ Child for the newly built Benedictine Monastery of San Sisto in Piacenza, Italy.  It was the last painting he did in his own hand before his death in 1520.

       cherubs                       rafael_sistine_madonna_grt

 

Or, do you think of Jacob’s Ladder, from the vision Jacob had in Genesis 28:12?
…and as he (Jacob) slept, he dreamed of a stairway that reached from the earth up to heaven. And he saw the angels of God going up and down the stairway.                                                                                                  
(I was unable to determine the artist of this painting.  If anyone knows, could you please write it in the comments section?  Thanks 🙂  )

             angels_on_stairway_to_and_from_heaven

 

Or, do you think of angels as great warriors?

        warrior_angel_v3_by_designertc-d46yriu

 

Or, ever-present protectors?

        angelssurrounding

 

Or, perhaps guardian angels?

           guardian-angel

 

Or, maybe as your conscience?

         conscoienceangel

 

Or, cupid?

        Cute-cupid-valentine

 

 

When it comes to the depiction of angels, you can see that there are a variety of interpretations.

 

Let’s dive into the Word of God together, and see what God tells us about angels.

 

 

            diver

 

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