The Angels of Christmas

Throughout the events of Christ Jesus' nativity God's tender love for His children vibrantly voiced itself. To certain individuals, angels appeared bearing important messages.

Imaginative artists have depicted angels with corporeal forms. But to Mrs. Eddy came the description of angels. In Science and Health she wrote in definition: "ANGELS. God's thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality."Science and Health, p. 581;

Angels have always brought to humanity a redemptive message of the Christ, the spiritual ideal of God, which Jesus exemplified in the flesh. The appearing of the Christ preceded Jesus' advent. Old Testament prophets who entertained Christly thoughts demonstrated the power of healing and the spirit of divine revelation by coordinating perceptive foreknowledge of human needs with faith in divine fulfillment of these needs. The prophet Isaiah must have entertained angels in the scientific sense. He accurately foretold the manner of Christ Jesus' appearing when he wrote, about seven hundred years in advance of the event, "Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign: Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son."Isa. 7:14;

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