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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 
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

A bright light illuminating the dark woods.

In this excerpt from A Procession of Angels, a desperate mother worries that her drug-addicted son will never turn his life around.

by Virginia Schoenthaler
, Clermont, Florida

An artist's rendering of a mechanic and greeter, both with angel wings

Car trouble almost ruined their post-Christmas cheer, but a pair of angels got them back on the road.

by Pamela Jones
, Toronto, Canada

Bus going down the road in winter.

In this excerpt from When Miracles Happen, a college student on her way home for the holidays is spared from tragedy, thanks to help from heaven.

by Robert Strand

A cardboard box containing a Nativity set

A wedding ring goes missing and is presumed lost, until a Christmas miracle occurs.

by Susan Dial
, Plymouth, Michigan

In the twisted steel of a girder hit by the first hijacked plane, people are seeing the shadowy face of an angel.

by Colleen Hughes

silhouette of a heavenly messenger in a hospital

The heavenly messenger reassured her that no matter what happens, God is in control.

by Virginia Garberding
, Chicago, Illinois

Max Lucado
The pastor and best-selling author tells of an amazing dream that gave him courage before upcoming surgery.
by Max Lucado
, San Antonio, Texas

Kelly Gallagher

Stumbling upon a roadside sculpture park, a young woman shares one last moment of art appreciation with a departed friend.

by Kelly Gallagher
, Middletown, New York

Roberta Messner
She couldn’t concentrate amid the chaos of her professor's kids, but everything she needed to ace the test was right there on his desk.
by Roberta Messner
, Huntington, West Virginia

There’s hardly an angel left on my empty bookshelves. How would I concentrate without my pretty distractions?

by Colleen Hughes

A young woman's hands are seen writing in a diary.

A disconsolate young woman receives a rapid response to a plea she sends to her heavenly father.

by Lauren Jackson
, Hazard, Kentucky

An artist's rendering of an angel with blue butterfly wings

In this excerpt from Best Angel Stories 2014, a mother receives an amazing sign of reassurance that her son is at peace in heaven.

by Barbara Wills
, Glencoe, Alabama

An artist's rendering of a wind-tossed patio umbrella

A gust of wind points a homeowner toward the new patio umbrella she thought was gone for good.

by Christina Friberg
, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

I’ve talked to so many people about their everyday angel encounters that I don’t think as much about angels in history.

by Colleen Hughes

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