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Heavenly Angels

In the Bible, heavenly angels often
bring good news—it was an angel
that told Mary she would give birth
to Jesus and angels that 
heralded 
his birth. It was an angel at the tomb
who told of Christ's resurrection.

Heavenly angels—archangels,
guardian angels, cherubim and
seraphim—take many forms. They 

can appear in dreams, be a voice you
suddenly hear 
speaking your name,
arrive as a patch of sun breaking 

through the clouds, bringing comfort when
you need it most.

 

Recent Heavenly Angels Stories

An artist's rendering of a snoozing beagle with a feather resting on its snout

She was a dog-lover and didn't own a bird, so where did they come from?

by Patricia Riddle Gaddis
, Asheville, North Carolina

An artist's rendering of a barn with Christmas wreaths on it and angels above it

Playing hide-and-seek in the barn was one thing. Christmas dinner was another. Would their guests be willing to eat with the cows and chickens?

by Isabel Wolseley Torrey
, Portland, Oregon

A man takes a Christmas phone call with a smile.

Their recently departed teenaged son was sorely missed over the holidays, but he managed to make his presence felt.

by Trent Bolesky
, Howell, Michigan

An angel on a Christmas tree

There may have been no presents under the tree, but their three-year-old could sense the presence of angels around it.

by Rachel Westfall
, Mendota, Virginia

Lighting a candle in church as a gesture of thanksgiving

A woman is rescued by a heavenly visitor in this true story excerpted from Dreams of Angels.

by Joan Wester Anderson


A circle of friends gather in prayer.

A little dog had run out in front of her car, and now her prayer group was asking God to heal him. Would their entreaties be heard?

by Cheryl Pietromonaco
, Bellevue, Washington

Erika Bentsen with an equine friend

They weren’t strangers to a struggle, but that Thanksgiving, they didn’t know how they’d make it to Christmas.

by Erika Bentsen
, Sprague River, Oregon

An artist's rendering of Helen's vision of angels on a staircase

The grand dome of the basilica opened up and revealed a vision: A glorious white-gold staircase shimmered into view, spiraling down from the infinite beyond.

by Helen Walker
, Denver, Colorado

Palm trees covered with snow

She longed for a snowy holiday like she and her father had enjoyed years ago in Wisconsin. Not a chance in Southern California, though...or was there?

by B.J. Taylor
, Huntington Beach, California

A golfer snowglobe

She longed for a sign from her departed husband, a man who loved golf. He came through in the clutch.

by Joy Kapsala
, Sun City West, Arizona

Illustration of a meteor shower in the night sky.

In this excerpt from His Mysterious Ways, a meteor shower shines a light on a desperate job seeker.

by Rose T. Zeilman
, Jacksonville, Florida

A yellow rose

The bloom was meant to remind him of his departed mother, and it certainly fulfilled its purpose.

by Michael Wartella
, Abingdon, Virginia

“Liberation of Saint Peter” (1665-1667) -- an angel takes Peter by the hand

The evangelist Luke recounts heavenly mysteries in two books of the Bible, and angels play a key role.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, New York

A fisherman in yellow waders extends a large fish to the viewer.

Still days away from payday, she had no food left to feed her family—until a fisherman she'd never met appeared on the scene.

by Diane Crawford
, Selden, New York

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