We’re creating a new Guideposts.org

It’s faster, it’s mobile friendly—and we’d love you to have a sneak peekClick here to preview

Angels On Earth

Many people believe that angels are God's
messengers at work in the world today.
Angels come in many forms, from
helpful animals to mysterious strangers,
from glorious heavenly angels to
earth angels, human beings who
generously help others.

 

Angels can also come to us in
dreams, on a breeze, or in a
strain of music. When they
appear, they always radiate
life-affirming hope.

 
 
 

Recent Angels on Earth Stories

A ceramic angel with mocha-colored skin and cropped brown hair

Her angel collection had been packed and shipped to North Carolina in advance of their move. So where did this little cherub come from?

by Nancy Northrop Sluzinski
, Marion, North Carolina

An artist's rendering of an angel clasping a heart to her chest

Sometimes God puts certain people in our lives who we just can’t seem to forget. Sometimes we discover why.

by Mark Smith
, Marion, Michigan

A hand reaches with a tiny blue gift box in the open palm.

Though she dearly missed her departed mother, an unexpected gift from a friend brought her comfort.

by Myra Johnson
, Grafton, New York

Empty chairs in a hospital waiting room

She knew her ailing sibling's time was near, but she wasn't ready to say goodbye–not until she met a stranger in the hospital's waiting room.

by Radona Edgar
, La Mirada, California

A cat on the alert

She was usually allergic to cats, but not the one who entered her life to look after her.

by Patty Darsnek
, Aitkin, Minnesota

Evie's wonder at one of God’s creatures reminds me that there really is no such thing as a “common” animal.

by Colleen Hughes

A trio of singing birds

She was having trouble keeping a positive mindset–until she heard a trio of warbling birds.

by Carissa Tarasovich
, Rotterdam, New York

A golden retriever

Though they couldn't keep the big golden retriever pup, they were awfully glad he was temporarily a member of the family.

by Joanne Begane
, Belle Mead, New Jersey

Artist's rendering of an angel perched atop a speeding train, holding a lantern

Maybe her childhood wasn’t perfect, but she wouldn’t let that get in the way of her happiest memories.

by Sandra Carlson
, Sterling Heights, Michigan

A flock of seagulls looking like angels on a rainy day

Their wings soared gracefully round and round, twirling, swirling, dancing, resembling nothing so much as angels...

by Colleen Hughes

Karen Lorimer

In her dream, she saw vivid sapphire, golden rays... and an angel’s wings. But what did it portend for her in real life?

by Karen Lorimer
, Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey

Juliette Anderson and her family

Her daughter had swum out too far and been missing for hours. She prayed for angels to assist her.

by Juliette Anderson
, Pichilemu, Chile

Thomas Waller

The boiler malfunction was his problem, and he hadn’t called anyone for assistance. So who was this young man who showed up to help?

by Thomas Waller
, Columbus, Mississippi

Lori Seither

Letters were her only way of keeping in touch. Why couldn’t she figure out what to say?

by Marci Seither
, Vista, California

Syndicate content