In 1998 Meg Ryan and Nicholas Cage starred in the very successful romantic fantasy film City of Angels. Based on Wem Wender’s previous film Wings of Desire made in the late 80’s, the film’s story line is of an angel falling in love with a mortal woman. Through their singular relationship the film also explores the greater relationship shared between humans and Angels as part of their greater existence.
Admittedly, Angels don’t come up in much of my daily conversation with others and I would doubt they find context in lives of most people. However, the more I learn about Angels the more I think we should.
If you drop the word “Angels” into the Amazon.com search tool you quickly become reminded of how Angels adorn our lives. Jewelry, home accents, yard items, candle holders, party favors, and even ceiling fans are, but a few, of the available categories. Not to mention the additional outflow of Angel mania that happens at Christmas – Angels are big business! Which brings us to all the books. Much like the proverbial Christmas Album that all once-popular / creatively searching musicians eventually make. It appears that longstanding modern Christian writers eventually take the Angelic lap around the publishing house floor. One example is the popular protestant author Dr. David Jeremiah and his book Angels – who they are and how they help. What the Bible reveals! Even the great American evangelist Billy Graham still has his for sale with a Kindle edition available. Continue reading “Angel Eyes… A Vision of the World”