Thank you to my long-time friend J who sent this photo of angels flying over the streets of London (not sure if it's Regent Street or Oxford Street).
Angels are sometimes described as 'creatures of light' and these surely are.
It's a great photo, and just looking at it, I can feel the chill night air on my cheeks, hear the hubbub of voices and traffic, sense the energy of the city.
And above it all, the angels hover, mid-flight, watching silently. I am reminded of the carol "It came upon the midnight clear."
It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold...
And still above our city streets
The glorious angels shine
A peaceful presence overhead
At this year's Christmas time
So let us hear their song again
And let our striving cease
That all may know the love of God
And find much needed peace.