Friday, December 16, 2005

Angel


I’ve always been intrigued by the word ‘angel’. Who or what is an angel? Is their existence a myth, or a fact?

It has been said that Christians are "pretty narrow minded" to limit the population of the universe to merely God, Angels, and Man. However, within the classification of angels exist diverse myriads. Hierarchies of innumerable angels still populate the universe. These angelic non-human intelligent beings built civilizations in our solar system -- even upon the Earth -- before Adam.

Angels are intelligent beings who are non-human, intelligent, mysterious beings who are "alien" to us. The concept of an angel comes from the Greek aggelos; from the Hebrew ago for "one going forth" or "one leading"; messenger. Not all angels are "good". Although the angels were originally created by God to convey His "message" for His purposes according to His plan, some angels rebelled; some angels go forth to give their own message, to carry out their own plans.

The angels are represented throughout the Bible as a body of spiritual beings intermediate between God and men: "You have made him (man) a little less than the angels" (Psalm 8:6). They, equally with man, are created beings; "praise ye Him, all His angels: praise ye Him, all His hosts . . . for He spoke and they were made. He commanded and they were created" (Psalm 148:2, 5; Colossians 1:16-17). “They are spirits”, the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews says: "Are they not all ministering spirits, sent to minister to them who shall receive the inheritance of salvation?" (Heb. i, 14).

That’s what they say…but its only one school of thought. I say I meet an angel everyday. The shopkeeper across the street who remembers me, the woman I met on the bus who helped me find a seat , the guy on the radio playing my favorite song, the kid who smiled at me for no reason, the dog that followed me home…they’re right here, taking care of me, ensuring my happiness.

Turning night to day
and sand to gold
Tears to smiles
and new to old,
Hold my hand
while I tread
This twisting winding
road ahead.
My angel, my friend
be by my side,
Until I conquer
the rising tide...

31 comments:

SmartOxymoron said...

Been a while since I stopped by. Hardly any time to smell the roses but, My! Have they grown :)

Rhyme away. Or rhyme closer.

Its alright if you dont understand. I dont either.

>|' ; '| said...

angels. i wish i knew one surreal being personally. great post. learnt some new things about engels.

The Phoenix said...

Hey good to see an update...especially a happy one.And I've linked you on my blog too, not just because you linked me on yours but because I think you write very well.Keep up the good work!

Mirage said...

@SOxy: Roses...there's a new one everytime...bt they all smell the same! u didnt miss much! :)

@poison: yea...a real mystery arnt they?

@phoenix: Thnx buddy! Hey btw guess u shud update too now man! :)

Rohit Talwar said...

awesome post!

i agree! everyone around has an angel in them!

Rohit Talwar said...

i blogrolled you! :)

!xobile said...

everyone has the capacity to become an angel or a devil. its in us.

Keshi said...

What a beautiful interpretation of Angels! Only u could do divine justice to the word 'Angel' Mirage...

Love the last para...I too always used to think that Angels r humans who get me thru the day...be it the bus driver or my best friend...they all r heaven-sent cos of not for them, imgaine how difficult life would be?


Very beautifully written...

Keshi.

Keshi said...

btw all my blogmates r real angels cos they teach me soooooooo much and keep me alive every single day...

Hugggz to an angel called Mirage!
Keshi.

the Monk said...

nice...try His Dark Materials...ther's an interesting concept abt angels in there...

zxcv said...

back to bright and sunny? winter clouds cleared... fog and mist gone... it feels much better to read this kinda post in the morning. wont comment on angels coz not my fld of expertise
thou one thing is for sure, besides god, angels and man bible also speaks of Satan

desperado said...

for me the real thing in this post was the pic..
the light at end...just becokns you ..to keep going on..despite everything..so i guess for me angels are those who instill that faith that going on will be worthwhile

anuj said...

hehe u cud have said a single word for tht : ANUJ

hey u gave lots of facts .. nice post & nice lines in d last.

I was standing on the platform & there came this lil girl by my side .. & by mistake dropped the coin she was holding on to ( lol she was measuring her weight .. a 14 KG teddy bear she was ) .. she tried to pick it up ... but she had gloves in her hand & thus with 4 tries she cudnt & then she looked up to me for help .... my god .. wht HOPE in her eyes .. such innocence ... & i was stagnant for moments & as usual cudnt react quickly & then came her mom & helped her & people around me wud hav thought " STONE HEARTED MORON " ... whtevr but thts the best thing tht can happen to u at 2 o clock in d nite with such cold around u ..... watched her mischiefs for few minutes & then she caught her train wid her parents .... an angel .

Mirage said...

@rohit: yea man, theyre everywhere! n hey thnx fr blogrolling me! :)

@zeexaggeratorr: very true man!

@keshi: aw honey ur an angel urself! *hugs* take care

@varun: thnx man...will look it up.

@zxcv: exactly...n i hv mentioned tht angels arnt necessarily good.

@dhruv: yea i likd the pic 2...speaks a lot.

@anuj: that was just one of the many angels u came across...wish u get to see more! :)

dwaipayan said...

ur post is really good, but i love the pic......and thanks for putting the link of my blog.

zxcv said...

Satan is the Devil himself,
Sure his stature is much more than any angel?
Anyways thats open to interpretation.
Keep Posting :-)

cherubic_chipmunk said...

hmmm nice post...but y such a redundant description of angels?
'Angels are intelligent beings who are non-human, intelligent, mysterious beings'...n r u making it obvious that u completely disagree wid the first school of thought by callin the ppl u mentioned as angels-coz first thing,however gud they're 2 u,they're men afterall and who mayb gud 2 aint necessarily gud 2 me but acc 2 de first school de angels r uniform in their treatment to all beings,so...and r u stl sceptic abt de existence of angels,if yes how dyu proclaim that de ppl u met r angels?...
whoa 1 more dismal attempt as a critic i guess-wen'll u relieve me of dis burden megz?:-)

Mirage said...

@dwaipayan: thnx man!

@arnav: Like the mystery of angels, Satan's an unsolved mystery too...

@arvind: my my! look who's doin a fab job! btw ur right...i do disagree wid that school of thought that says angels arnt human...coz i believe any1 who manages 2 bring a smile on ur face is an 'angel'...so yea i am sure of their existence now...

TripleSix said...

angels.....angels...angels...and lots of ANGELS....................

wat does it remind me of......?????

"she offers me protection,
a lot of love and affection...
whether i'm right or wrong"

they r angels....our mothers are angels...my mom is for sure,wat bout urs????

they r everywhere,they r omnipresent...they r god to us...cos god are angels too...
so are they any less than the mothers?
the only diff is....one is visible and the other is a power within us...

Soby said...

That's a nice post....even I am followed by an angel mostly it walks on four legs n has a chweet wet black nose,it sniffs your face, tickles your cheeks with its whiskers,that adorable thing is definately an angel.But when you take care of him ,feed him pamper him ,don't you become an angel too?? *Adjusting my Halo.

First Rain said...

Hey Angel! :o)

Mirage said...

@nika: ur absolutely rt...moms sure are angels...they know just what we need most! :)

@soby: whoa! is that really u? seeing u after the longest time man! Oh btw ur 'angel' must be adorable! be sure to give him a hug from me! n i guess ur right...some of the angelic goodness might rub off on us too! :)

@first rain: Hey...i feel blessed by thy presence! :)

Rohit Talwar said...

TIME TO UPDATE!

Shy said...

hi ! u r tagged. on my blog chk my blog out (www.shysblog.blogspot.com).. do do the tag !! the topic of the tag is 'Ten Phrases or Words I Often Use(like I dunno, wassup). ya know.
DO THE TAG, be a sport come on !
by the way ur blog is looking gr8. angels....hummmm quite intresting and fascinating.

SHY

Jayant said...

Very well said!
You actually made a post on what I had wanted to write about for quite sometime; certain people who touch you in ways incomprehensible by others.

Be it the man in the bus who covered the broken window with his torso cos he saw you shivering in the cold or the girl who brought a badly hurt pup to the vet and couldn't stop crying cos nothing could be done to save the pup.

I don't know if these people are angels or not, but I do know that they have occuppied a special place in my heart and years later I might not remember what they looked like, but I will remember THEM for their humble actions.

Jithu said...

angelic! :-) are there any angels arnd? wanted to see one :-)

Mirage said...

@rohit: U wont hv 2 wait long buddy! :)

@shy: Aww girl! I have probably completed more tags than everyone in blogworld put together! i guess i shud change my url to tagheadon!

@jay: hey come up wid ur version soon enuf man...its been a while since u put up a post! :)

@jithu: All my blogmates are angels man...so to see one, go look in the mirror! :)

Shy said...

mirage,ifItell ya me email id, will ya delete it later, on ur blog ?? or shuld I mail it 2 ya ?? c'mon privacy matters, guys ! try 2 make a tag on your blog please !!!!!!!!!!!! i like to avoid mails. please don't force me 2 tell my mailid, post on my blog. just tag it and cut short the tagchain

shy

Shy said...

mirage, my mail id is 'tagdablog@yahoo.co.in' this is just a mail for tags, nothing else, this is nt my actual mail id, so i am fearlessely revealing it. BUT NO SPAM, guyes, delete this comment as soon as possible.

Mirage said...

@shy: Sigh, hard to turn down such sweetness! Ok honey, i'll take the tag and put it on my blog...but gimme some time ok....maybe next week, i'll put it up! Happy!? :)

Shy said...

yessssss