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.
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.
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.
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!