What Do Angels Really Look Like?
The word angel means "messenger." Angels are God's messengers. They can also be God's warriors. In the Bible we read about people who saw angels. Sometime the people knew they were angels, and sometimes they didn't. Some angels described in the Bible have wings. Those angels are called cherubim. But most of the angels in the Bible stories looked like regular people. We don't know what angels look like in heaven.
I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said to me, "Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers the prophets and of all who keep the words of this book. Worship God!" (Revelation 22:8-9)
Genesis 19:1; Hebrews 13:2
Are angels boys or girls? Do angels eat?
Note to parents
You may want to ask if you child has seen a picture of an angel, perhaps in a children's Bible, in a painting, in the cartoons, etc. Those pictures often leave mental impressions about an angel's appearance.
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