The Angel of Joy wall plaque eminds us to find joy in each new day. The essence, the very raison d’être, of angels is to exult, to rejoice, to praise, to glorify, to sing, to jubilate! We, of course, are not angels, but we have an awful lot to learn from them. We tend to take ourselves, our lives, and our problems so very, very seriously – and in such an unrelentingly gloomy and pessimistic manner to boot! Perhaps we can take to heart the gentle admonition of G.K. Chester (“The Eternal Revolution,” Orthodoxy): “Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.” This solid bronze piece measures 6 inches long and 2.5 inches wide. This bronze wall hanging is a beautiful reminder of this – and a great gift for a birthday, first communion, confirmation, ordination, and, of course, Christmas! This is also a most fitting gift for musicians, lovers of music, and especially for that special “angel” who is the “music” of your life!
“Made in Germany” – Mark of Excellence
This beautiful Angel of Joy wall plaque was made in Germany. “Made in Germany” is a guarantee of value and quality. Consider but the many German companies known and appreciated worldwide for the compelling quality of their engineering and products: BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Siemens, Bosch, Miele, Zeiss, the list goes on and on. Creator Mundi imports from the spiritual and religious equivalent of these companies in Germany, where quality of workmanship, nobility of composition, aesthetic brilliance, and theological depth hold sway in every gift item created and crafted.
The Angels Play Bach in Praise of God, but Mozart in Joy of Life
The great Protestant theologian Karl Barth once said that “it may be that when the angels go about their task of praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart and that then too our dear Lord listens with special pleasure.” There is surely something here for us to take to heart. The music of Bach is magnificent, serious, glorious, profound, and sometimes rather “heavy.” The music of Mozart is melodious, mellifluous, delightful, playful and quite “lighthearted.” God and the Heavenly Host of angels, undoubtedly appreciate Bach, but they surely enjoy Mozart. Maybe we can too!