angels

Jacob’s Dream: Jacob’s Ladder

He saw a stairway
Its top reaching to heaven
Myriad angels
And above them the Lord God
Speaking into Jacob’s dream

“This land shall be yours;
Your descendants shall spread out,
To bless all the Earth;
I’m with and watch over you;
I promise not to leave you”

written following today’s daily prompt at The Daily Post, and inspired by Genesis 28:10-22 (NIV)

Anonymous poem on Angels

I believe in angels –
that they’re always hovering near,
whispering encouragement
whenever clouds appear,
protecting us from danger
and showing us the way;
performing little miracles
within our lives each day.
– Anonymous

click here for the work of other anonymous Christian poets

My Favourite Christmas Carols #16 – ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’

Angels we have on heard high
Sweetly singing o’er the plains
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their joyous strains

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

Come to Bethlehem and see
Christ whose birth the angels sing
Come adore on bended knee
Christ the Lord the newborn King

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

See him in a manger laid
Whom the choirs of angels praise
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid
While our hearts in love we raise

Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

My Favourite Christmas Carols #18 – ‘Angels from the Realms of Glory’

Angels, from the realms of glory,
Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story,
Now proclaim Messiah’s birth:

Come and worship, come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

Shepherds, in the fields abiding,
Watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with man is now residing,
Yonder shines the infant light:

Come and worship, come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

Sages, leave your contemplations,
Brighter visions beam afar;
Seek the great Desire of nations,
Ye have seen his natal star:

Come and worship, come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

Sinners, wrung with true repentance,
Doomed for guilt to endless pains,
Justice now revokes the sentence,
Mercy calls you—break your chains:

Come and worship, come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

Though an infant now we view him,
He shall fill his Father’s throne,
Gather all the nations to him;
Every knee shall then bow down:

Come and worship, come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

All creation, join in praising
God the Father, Spirit, Son,
Evermore your voices raising,
To th’eternal Three in One:

Come and worship, come and worship
Worship Christ, the newborn King.

I Seek Rest

RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge

Written following this week’s Haiku Challenge on RonovanWrites – “Spirit and Flight”

My spirit seeks rest –
Earth’s fleeting respite fails me,
Flights of angels call

Parable of the Net

Written following this week’s Daily Post writing challenge for Tanka poetry:

A net in the lake,
Shall capture all kinds of fish;
Once full, brought ashore –
Angel fishermen will sort,
Separate the good from bad

– inspired by Matthew 13:47-49

Thursday is Verse Day @FaithUnlocked – Hebrews 1:1-14

In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets
at many times and in various ways,
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son,
whom he appointed heir of all things,
and through whom he made the universe.
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory
and the exact representation of his being,
sustaining all things by his powerful word.
After he had provided purification for sins,
he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.
So he became as much superior to the angels
as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.
For to which of the angels did God ever say,
“You are my Son; today I have become your Father”?
Or again, “I will be his Father, and he will be my Son”?
And again, when God brings his firstborn into the world,
he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.”
In speaking of the angels he says,
“He makes his angels winds, his servants flames of fire.”
But about the Son he says,
“Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever,
and righteousness will be the sceptre of your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God,
has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.”
He also says,
“In the beginning, O Lord,
you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
You will roll them up like a robe;
like a garment they will be changed.
But you remain the same,
and your years will never end.”
To which of the angels did God ever say,
“Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet”?
Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation? .

Hebrews 1:1-14