Wednesday, March 7, 2007

My Little Angel

Do you believe in angels? I do! Why do you believe in angels you ask? Because the Bible speaks repeatedly of angels. As nearly as I can count, there are 289 references to angels in God's Holy word.
My very favorite verse about angels is "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Hebrews 13:2. Isn't that an awesome thought....we might have, or possibly will have, the honor of entertaining angels!!!
Another verse I like is "Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?" Hebrews 1:5&6

I received this little angel on a Christmas package when I was 8 years old. That makes her 61 years old!!!!! She has hung on my Christmas treeevery year until December, 2005 when I decided not to pack her away but leave her out to join other angels I have around my home. I have 25 angels around my home, plus a sign on my front porch that reads: House Protected By ANGELS and angel border wallpaper in my master bathroom. My angels range in height from 1 1/2" to 2'2". Many of them are very special to me, and I will be sharing more of my angels in other posts in the future, but this little angel is my favorite.
The reason this little angel is my favorite is because she reminds me of me. If you notice closely, her halo is crooked. So is mine!!! She is missing one wind. She's been through a lot. So have I!!! She's a little soiled. So am I!!! The beauty of her face is almost gone. So is mine!!! Her hands are still folded in prayer. So are mine!!! BUT she is still here, and so am I!!!
We had a pastor who use to make fun of "sissy female angels" saying that real angels are huge, masculine, massive and strong. I am sure they are, but I still love my pretty angels and they are a blessing to me. Thank you for letting me introduce you to this little angel. I hope you will enjoy meeting my other ones, too.

22 comments:

Candy said...

Hi!!! I CANT WAIT to meet the rest of your angels!! :) This one is very special and beautiful JUST LIKE YOU ARE!!
I love the first Bible verse about angels too!
Hugs to you,
Candy ~

Lori B said...

I loved your post. Those are great bible verses.

I also love angels. I have quite a few for my Christmas tree.
My mom is totally into angels. She has angels all over her home. She has a big hutch that is just totally filled with them and also when her Christmas tree goes up it is packed with angles.

Just Mom said...

Beautiful.

Now, you know I believe in angels. Right? :-)

Anonymous said...

Through all the years I never remember seeing this little angel. As you know I believe in angels too.. We had a visit from 2 that I know of. Once in perilous times and another when we were house hunting in Houston and an angel in a Caddilac came whisping into the yard when we were pering in the windows(vacant house) and told us how beautiful it was and if we bought it and didn't want to live in it to call her and she would rent it from us.... We did buy it with God's help and direction thru many negoiations and used it to serve the lord with many church parties and fellowships.OH yes I forgot to tell you it had been vandalized inside and we used it that way to Gods Glory with everyone watching the progressive repairs...YES YES AND TO THINK WE MAY BE ENTERTAINING THEM AT ANY TIME... GLORY !!!!!!!! Don

Penless Thoughts said...

Candy - Thanks :o)

Lori - How many angels does your mother have.

Just Mom - Yes I know you love angels from your post. I've been wanting to post about mine since getting on the blog but had to wait until I could do the pictures. I still struggle with them!! Little by little.
Don - I knew that was you before I saw your name on the bottom. Yes that was one beautiful house and two pretty nice "angels" living in it to!!!!

Jungle Mom said...

I loved this post. I also believe in angels and I will look forward to seeing more of your collection.

Momma Roar said...

Such a wonderful post! I can't wait to meet more of them! You are a are special angel too!

Pam said...

What a creative post! I loved the way you compared your angel to yourself. I look forward to *meeting* the others!

Candy said...

Oh I forgot to mention, my sister has a "angel tree" for her Christmas tree. So instead of any other Christmas decortaions she just put angels on her tree! I wish I had a picture of it to show you. You would love it. She inspired me to do something different with my Christmas tree too, so one year I did an all "roses" tree and last year I did an all "teddy bears" tree using small little bears that Ive been collecting anyway. Do you do a angel Christmas tree?

Candy

Randi & Family said...

Thanks so much for the comment on my page! I have enjoyed your blog so much so far! I am so glad you wrote that verse about angels - I totally 'missed' that somewhere in my reading of Hebrews!

My old art teacher growing up www.suemillerart.com is called 'the angel lady' a lot of times - she collects angels and has thousands and thousands of them all over the house! She is an incredible artist and paints angels and fairies a lot.

I'd LOOOVE to hear more about your travels around this incredible country! I always say that I want to see every state (including Hawaii) before I die --- doing it in an RV would be great to be able to take your time and just get up and 'go' whenever you need to!

Do any of your blog posts talk more about those experiences!? I'll keep reading and see if I find anything!

Thanks again! God bless! :)

weavermom said...

She's beautiful - and what a special memory!

Penless Thoughts said...

Jungle Mom - Thanks for stopping by

Momma Roar - Thanks for your kind words!

Pam - I look forward to
introducing you to a few more.

Candy - No I've never done an angel tree. Your roses and teddy bear trees sound wonderful. Can you post pictures of them sometime?

Randi - Thanks for stopping by. I did post about an upcoming trip to Nova Scotia you might like to peruse. I will definately be posting about our trip there in July.

Ame said...

thanks for checking in on me :)

just a busy week.

youngest was home sick for two days - just a lot.

and i was working with heather a lot to get the new site for the covering ready and up.

i love angels, too - and these verses. thanks :)

Lori B said...

My mom probably has 200-300 angels (that includes the Christmas tree angels).
She has lots of Dreamsicles, and some crystal angels, snow globe angels, Ceramic like angels, and homemade angels.

Julieann said...

Hi There:) Thank you so much for visiting my little blog:) I enjoyed your comment. I look forward to reading your blog, so I am going to bookmark it. You have seen so much of this beautiful country--do you have a favorite?

I hope you stop by again:)
Have a wonderful day.
Julieann:)

Lori B said...

Do you mind if I add your name to my list of daily reads?

Ginger said...

Susan, what a tender and sweet comparison of yourself to the tattered angel. Just goes to show that God really isn't finished with us yet :) Your beautiful spirit shines through even though the halo might be slightly off center. I have been visited by an angel in my life and hope to share the story at some point.
Great post, thanks for sharing.

Penless Thoughts said...

Weaver mom - Yes, special memories like you're making with your 5 year old daughter:o) Just think, if the Lord tarries she might be blogging about that Star Bucks Chocolate!

Ame - Thanks for checking in. I was just concerned.

Lori B - 200-300 angels. Wow. Her tree has to be beautiful. I would be honored for you to add me to your blogroll!

Julieann - Yes Nova Scotia is our favorite and we're going back there in July. Check it out on my blog.

Ginger - Thanks so much for your sweet comment. No He'll not be finished with us "until that day". That glorious day. I can only imagine!

Sandy said...

Susan,

Thank you so much for visiting my site and commenting. I loved your post on angels! How sweet your comparisions were to angels and yourself. I have always loved them also. I look forward to seeing more from your collection and each story behind them!

Candy said...

Me again ;)
Speaking on angels...I just posted my wedding cake...I think your going to like it :) heeheeee

Candy ~

Penless Thoughts said...

Sandy - Hope you enjoy Angels #2 posted today.

Candy - YOU are tooo much!!! That is gorgeous. I've never seen a wedding cake with angels. Sorry but I'll have to copy (not the cake but the idea of using angels) for our 50th anniversary!!! Thank you for sharing. :o)

Me Maw said...

Wow! Love your little angel...I have always had a special love for "broken people" and to think you have your very own "broken angel"! Love it!

Looks like my one angel visit was from one of those huge, masculine, massive and strong angels your pastor talked of! LOL

I am sure they come in all sizes and packages...depending on need!

Blessings, peace & all that is good!