The Strength of God

Gabriel

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Gabriel is the angel of mercy and consolation. When God communicates messages of great importance to His people, Gabriel is usually involved. Gabriel foretells the births of John the Baptist as well as Jesus. Although it is not explicitly stated it is reasonable to suppose that it was Gabriel who appeared to Joseph and the Shepherds and Gabriel who consoled Jesus in the garden at Gethsemane.

God still communicates with us in ways we do not fully understand. But if we take the time to find some silence and listen we can hear Him speaking to us through His messengers.

In traditional iconography angel are represented as having wings to symbolize their swiftness, halos tell us of their sanctity, and the ribbons about their head remind us that they always hear the voice of God.

 



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