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From the February 2007 issue of The Christian Science Journal

ALTHOUGH TRADITIONALLY ANGELS HAVE BEEN Portrayed as ethereal beings, who make announcements (for example see Luke 1:11—38 in the Bible) and bring blessings from God, Mary Baker Eddy's explanation of angels in the Glossary in Science and Health gives a spiritual view of angels that can be proved practical in any situation. She wrote: "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" (p. 581).

We all have had encounters with angels, though we may not have recognized them as such. When we have a great idea come to us out of the clear blue, a solution to some problem, perhaps, or a good intuition or inspiration, these are actually God's thoughts coming to us. Every time you hear in your thought a message of love, hope, joy, peace, or good—these are angels of God's presence.

Angel messages can be so strong and clear that they can even sound as if someone is talking directly to you. And we can safely rely on these angels—God's thoughts passing to us—to deliver us from any kind of situation. Think about that for a minute. God is Spirit and perfect, so His thoughts to us always have to be spiritual and perfect. God is Love, so his thoughts to us are always loving. What a resource!

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