Hello to you. Yesterday I was drawing with my compass and this message came forth with it about the angel Michael. As I thought about him, he came across as a sort of General. Can you imagine what it would be like to be God’s literal “wing man?!”
The reason Michael often comes to my mind is my spiritual background. I grew up Lutheran and then Roman Catholic for many years. These days I don’t go to traditional church services etc. but there are aspects of my spiritual journey I have held on to. The concept of angels is definitely one of them! I have had experiences in my life where I believe angels have definitely been watching out for me! There is great power in personal belief.
“In late medieval Christianity, Michael, together with Saint George, became the patron saint of chivalry and is now also considered the patron saint of police officers, paramedics, firefighters and the military.“
My Dad was a policeman when he was a young man and I’d like to think he was being watched over by Michael all those years! That’s probably why Michael comes to mind a lot when I hear a siren go off nearby. I am always worried about all those connected to that sound! In many cases it’s a policeman or woman, a fire fighter or an ambulance driver….first responders to the scene of usually some persons worst day. When I hear a siren go off, I try to just say a quick prayer that everything will be ok.
Divine beings, or angels like Michael transcend Christianity. When you take the time to look, it’s interesting to find how many different walks of faith have angels or divine beings within them. I am sharing some links to other information if your interested to learn more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deva_(Buddhism) – beings from Buddhism that are like angels in other walks of faith.
http://www.paganspath.com/meta/angels.htm – interesting article about how angels are not unique to just Christianity
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_(archangel) – a lot of information about Michael here. This angel seems to cross boundaries between different walks of faith. When I did the “numbers” for this name, it came to a total of 51, which becomes 6, which divided into 2 becomes 3 which then becomes the trinity or a cycle. The word angel comes to a numeric value of 39, which is 12 which is also 3!
http://moonatnoon.com/puzzles/reference/a1b2z26.html (something I initially looked at when I decided to start using the numeric value of the alphabet to examine words and their meanings. I use this system a lot now. It’s amazing to see a more logical view of words we use in the English language. This system, for me, helps bridge the gaps I sometimes have between my faith and reality. Unlike people and words can do sometimes, numbers don’t lie! I don’t know if this would work for other languages but it would be interesting if it did!)
A cycle is a repeating pattern. It makes sense to me that angels and a being like Michael, created by human beings, would end up in this pattern. Sometimes our faith is tested or we have doubt. We will literally “cycle” around on a journey to either come back to believing or discarding our faith all together.
Have you ever had an encounter with someone who seemed like an angel or divine being? In the realm of the God of my understanding, energy, pretty much anything goes I think!
Ask, Seek, Knock
7“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.