Angel

Statue_at_Metairie_Cemetery
A statue of an angel at a cemetary in Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The word angel is thought to be derived from the Greek word “Angelos” which means “messenger”. In Christian, Muslim, Jewish and other theologies an angel can be one who acts as a messenger, attendant or agent of God. Throughout the bible it is generally seen that the will of God is usually imparted or carried out by angels. Angels are spirits without bodies, who possess superior intelligence, gigantic strength, and surpassing holiness. Angels are composed of ethereal matter, thus allowing them to take on whichever physical form best suits their immediate needs. They enjoy an intimate relationship to God as His special adopted children, contemplating, loving, and praising Him in heaven. Some of them are frequently sent as messengers to men from on high. Angels are the essence of love and joy and stem from the Heart of God.