Angels are interesting parts of God’s creation that we know very little about. There are a lot of thoughts about angels and the way we think of them is based more on fiction than biblical certainty. For instance, cherubim are not chubby little babies with wings, they were powerful and frightening to look at (see picture above). Here in the early chapters of Luke, we see an angel named Gabriel. Gabriel is one of only two angels that are mentioned by name, the other one is Michael. Gabriel had the job of explaining the vision of 70 weeks concerning the coming of the messiah back in Daniel 9:24-27 and now he as the job of announcing the birth of that Messiah!
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.