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Advent 2017 Devotional - Dec. 7

Daniel 8:15-18, 9:20-23

God, Luke reported matter-of-factly, entrusted the angel Gabriel with the crucial message to Mary. What’s your mental image of an“angel”? (If it’s a plump infant with short wings, you’re not alone. But that image is from medieval art, not the Bible.) What do these verses hint about the kind of being Gabriel is? Hebrews 1:14 asked, “Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?” How can you keep your heart and perceptions open to any angel messengers God may send you along your journey? Daniel says he met Gabriel while “watching the vision” and in prayer.Mary,as far as we know, was just going about her daily business when she met the angel. In what settings have you had your most vivid encounters with God’s presence?

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