Sunday, May 15, 2016

I love knowing angels help us every day - several quotes and paintings about angels

She Will Find What is Lost by Brian Kershisnik

A recent article by Wendy Watson Nelson here about angels has been receiving great response. I think people love learning about this unseen blessing from heaven. 

I started collecting quotes about angels years ago. It is a special, sacred topic to me. I love that Heavenly Father loves us and our families so much that He set up His system to include angels to watch over and minister to us. Isn't He nice? 

Angels Among Us by Annie Henrie

Here are a few quotes about the blessing of angels in our lives. 

Heavenly Hands by Greg Olsen 

Elder Holland

“Usually [angels] are not seen. Sometimes they are. But seen or unseen they are always near” (Jeffrey R. Holland, Ensign, November 2008).

Angels by Brian Kershisnik

Heber C. Kimball

[T]he Lord has said that there are more for us than there can be against us. “Who are they,” says one? Righteous men who have been upon the earth. “But do you suppose that angels will pay friendly visits to those who do not live up to their privileges? Would you? . . . the God whom I serve . . . has millions of angels at His command. Do you suppose that there are any angels here to‑day? I would not wonder if there were ten times more angels here than people. We do not see them, but they are here watching us, and are anxious for our salvation” (Journal of Discourses, Vol.3, p.230, Heber C. Kimball, March 2, 1856).

When the Angels Come by Clark Kelley Price

Elder George Q. Cannon

“Now, this is the truth. We humble people; we who feel ourselves sometimes so worthless, so good‑for‑nothing; we are not so worthless as we think. There is not one of us but what God’s love has been expended upon. There is not one of us that He has not cared for and caressed. There is not one of us that He has not desired to save, and that He has not devised means to save. There is not one of us that He has not given His angels charge concerning. We may be insignificant and contemptible in our own eyes, and in the eyes of others, but the truth remains that we are the children of God, and that He has actually given His angels‑‑invisible beings of power and might‑‑charge concerning us, and they watch over us and have us in their keeping . . .Those who otherwise might be thought to be contemptible and unworthy of notice, Jesus says be careful about offending them, for “their angels do always behold the face of my Father” (Matt. 18:10). We are in their charge. They watch over us, and are, to a certain extent, doubtless, responsible for the watchcare that they exercise over us, just as we are responsible for any duty that is assigned us (Collected Discourses, Vol.2, George Q. Cannon, November, 1890).

I Will Go Before Your Face (D&C 84:88) by Kennth Turner

Elder James E. Talmage 

“This great Being of infinite power and goodness, whom we cannot think of in His mighty attributes without sinking in our own sense of personal insignificance, He is our Father; and He has greater affection than we can comprehend by [a] father’s love for His children. As a result of that great love, He has set heavenly beings to watch over us and to guard us from the attacks of evil powers while we live on earth. Do we realize that in our daily walk and work we are not alone, but that angels attend us wherever our duty causes us to go? It is only when we stray into unholy places, only when we tread upon forbidden ground, that they leave us to ourselves; and then they watch us from the distance with sorrow and tears. Those holy beings think it not beneath their state to abide in the hovels of the poor, to stand by us in the most menial labor, provided it be honorable employment; but I cannot conceive of their going with us to the dram shop, the gambling den, and the brothel. But as long as we are where duty calls us we are in no way alone. Our eyes are so heavy, our ears so dull, that we see and hear only the things of earth. Could our vision be opened, we would see in this room at this very moment more worshippers than are occupying these seats; could our ears be unstopped we would hear more than our own feeble voices joining in the hymns of praise that we sing.

Angels, by Mark Mabry Photography

“When at times trouble comes upon us, and we feel almost given up to despair, and think we have been deserted by friends, let us think of the heavenly companions whom God has assigned to us; who, indeed, would reveal themselves to our eyes but for our lack of faith. Let us read again and ponder over the wonderful experience of the prophet of old, who, with but a single earthly companion‑‑the servant who was with him‑‑found himself surrounded by the army of a wicked king. (See 2 Kings 6:15‑17). In fear, seeing escape by human agency to be entirely impossible, Elisha’s servant cried out, “Alas, my master, how shall we do?” But the prophet answered, “Fear not; for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” And then Elisha prayed that the Lord would open the young man’s eyes, and the servant saw that the mountains were covered with horses and chariots and hosts of angels sent to protect the prophet of God, whose time had not yet come” (Collected Discourses, Vol.3, James E. Talmage, June 25, 1893).

Nativity by Brian Kershisnik

Click here for more about angels from the LDS Church's website. 

Click here for a recent powerhouse talk from Wendy Watson Nelson and her husband, President Russell M. Nelson. 


L. Gibbons said...

Very inspiring! Thank you for sharing ;)

Becky Edwards said...

You're welcome L. Gibbons!

Marni Hall said...

There's one I know I've heard and thought I had, something about angels attending you when you leave the temple. Sound familiar?

Dawna said...

I have been searching everywhere for a 5 x 7 print of a picture you posted of four Missionaries led by the Savior and surrounded by Angels to send to my son who is a missionary serving in New York. Do you have any idea where I might find a print?

Becky Edwards said...

Dawna, try Googling the title and see you can find it that way.
I Will Go Before Your Face (D&C 84:88) by Kennth Turner.