Yes, it is about me.
No, I did not write it.
Natalie wrote it.
When I asked Angie if she was going to write a Part 5 in her “It’s All in a Name” series, she said she wasn’t planning on it, mostly because she had no idea what to write about herself and her name meaning “Angelic.”
“That’s a silly excuse! I have plenty to say on your behalf,” I told her.
If you were wondering, Angie (Angela Marie) wasn’t named after anyone in particular. Just a strong Italian name! Maybe I’m a little biased, but I can appreciate a strong Italian name.
Angela is from the Greek for “angel” or “messenger/messenger of God.”
Angie. Messenger of God. Someone commissioned to spread the truth of the Gospel, the Good News.
A messenger of God. Someone eager to share with others how God is working in and through her own life.
Over the months, Angie’s story has been filled with so much pain and suffering. Her stories have often brought us to tears, and her pains have become our pains. Yet, I am constantly amazed by her utmost concern to share the truth. The truth about how God is working through her sufferings. The truth about God’s unfailing love.
On her weakest days, Angie has reminded us that He is our strength and hope. And He will never fail us. If we put our trust in Him, realizing that our lives are messy and we are far from perfect, only then will we begin to understand the truth of the Gospel. That His love IS perfect. And His message is overflowing with hope. A hope for a glorious future.
Thank you Angie for your eagerness to share with us, as our messenger. You have directed our gaze toward Him. Only when we look upon Him can we begin to cherish the truth of the Good News. He will never abandon us.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)