Gustave Doré – The Angel Appearing to Joshua

Joshua 5: 13-15

13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? 14 And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? 15 And the captain of the LORD’S host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

The etching is by the great artist Gustave Doré, showing the moment that the angel appeared to Joshua.

How many of us stand in holy places every day without realizing it? Because is not all of this earth holy & consecrated to God? We do not need an angel to appear to know that we stand in the light.

Praise God, wherever you find yourself today, & know that your own angels watch over you.

If you would like to see more of the powerful Bible illustrations by Doré, we recommend this beautiful book. It contains 241 plates, some of which have been out of print for a long time. It’s a great inspiration & a worthy accessory to prayer.

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