Today is the remembrance of Michael and the archangels, or Michaelmas.
According to the Bible Angels are created beings similar to man in many ways, yet different too. They often bring messages to God’s people. In the old testament Angels often carried messages to the prophets,in the new testament they bring news to both Mary & Joseph about Jesus’ birth. Angels ministered to Jesus after the temptation in the wilderness, and again before he went to the cross.
Angels freed disciples from prisons, appeared with directions for people and apostles… An angel goes to Saint John on the Isle of Patmos with the message of the Book of Revelation.
Jesus taught on the reality of angels, as did the old testament prophets, and the new testament apostles and writers.
So today we remember maybe there’s mystery still left in the world. Maybe there’s more than what we see. The Book of Hebrews says we may have encountered angels and have been unaware of it… So today, on Michaelmas, we remember Michael, the archangels, and all angels as a part of God’s world and our allies in the fight for what’s good.
“Everlasting God, you have ordained and constituted in a wonderful order the ministries of angels and mortals: Mercifully grant that, as your holy angels always serve and worship you in heaven, so by your appointment they may help and defend us here on earth…”