Mikkelsmess; St. Mikael and all the angels day

englevakt The 29 th of September, is the day for the angels and St. Michael. In Norway we have returned to an old tradition of celebrating this day. This picture I had over my bed as a little child, it still gives me a good and secure feeling. I like that the children doesn’t see the angel being therm, it reminds me of how I see God and that he won’t always protect me from troubled times – but he’ll always be there with me himself, through his angels.

St. Mikael There are over 300 places that angels are mentioned in the Bible, only two angels are called by their name, though. Mikael and Gabriel. Gabriel is the angel visiting Maria to tell her about the son she shall give birth to. Mikael is the most famous angel in the Bible, he’s even called an arch angel. He’s in the front of the fight against evil and is often pictured as a warrior angel. A lot of churches is dedicated to him and I guess most people back then thought he was both safe and breathtaking at the same time and wanted his protection. I guess that is also why his name soon became the name of the angel day. Mikael was in our land (Norway) called Mikkel, so we call his (and the other angels) day for Mikkelsmess.

child angel

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”

He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.

Matt 18:1-4.10

I love how he uses the child as an example for the adults.
For us, to set us straight.

In Heaven things aren’t like on earth. More important than asking who’s greatest, is asking how to serve God and humans like Jesus did!

Blessed Sunday!

going on…

glowing ferry We’re having another beautiful and sunny day. After over 7 weeks with mostly rain and gray weather this is really nice!! We are enjoying it and have been outside for a little while the two other days and I hope we’ll manage some today as well. Off course MT has been outside in the kindergarten too, so it’s mostly me that needs the outside time(!)

MT just got invited to join a few other kids in a inflatable castle to jump and have fun. He tells me he don’t want to go, but I know the reason – so he’ll have to go jumping anyway. (Right now my geeky son would rather spend time online playing than having fun with his friends in the sun, so I’m putting the foot down and telling him forget it. No computer games before you have jumped for a while! ;) )

Anyway I have a few work related things today and I can’t wait too long before I’ll pay the office a visit. Later today I’ve having a short devotion (I think that’s the English word for it) and the congregation is saying their good buy to us in a get together at the same event, so I have to bring my boy even though he doesn’t want to. There is a gift waiting for him, though, wish I’d know what it was……

And then off course I have to prepare the service tomorrow. We’re celebrating Gods angels and are going to tell stories from the bible about them and talk about them and what their mission and purpose are. I look forward to the service, but there is a lot of things that I have to make sure are in place before I got to bed tonight! Not to mention all the angels that we are going to make out of common mussels, that I have to prepare a bit or else it’ll be too time consuming in the service!

And then there is the laundry and the dish washer and the….. I’ll better go make myself ready for another craze pastor day. Tomorrow is my very last day here…..

And one day I’ll upload those photos I mentioned below and maybe more!

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