This morning, the children were asked in Sunday School to draw a picture of what they think an angel looks like. I was so impressed by what they drew that I had to show off their artwork.
By Elijah (age 2 1/2) Please note that the two orange things that look like ears are actually wings.
This one is by Savannah (age 4 1/2).
This is not one of the Flintstones. This is a sweet angel. The green cap is a halo.
By Jacob (age 6 1/2). Although he looks like a disciple, he is definitely an angel.
It is very interesting to read in the Bible about what angels look like. The majority of them in Scripture actually appear as men. There are no descriptions of angels as cherub babies flying around unclothed and playing harps. The word "angel" actually means "messenger". The angels in the Bible were messengers from God to people. One of my favorite stories about angels is in the Christmas story, where there were some shepherds minding their own business, watching over their sheep one night. "Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, 'Don't be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.' (Luke 2:9-11)" I wish I could have been one of those shepherds...