I don't mind. I think G.I. Joe probably looks a lot more like an angel than the angels we see on Christmas ornaments and Christmas cards.
My two youngest daughters really protested this though. They yelled at Pete.
"G.I. Joe can't be the angel!"
When they didn't get my support they went back to giggling (and girls do giggle, giggle, giggle, giggle).
Angels are intimidating dudes -- and they aren't really dudes even though they are often shown as men. They are not men or women. They are angels....They are God's messengers. They are tough, strong, mighty, terrible, awe-inspiring. I kind of think these kinds of angels were standing around Mary and Joseph when Jesus was born.
n the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.”
15 When the angels had gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let us go straight to Bethlehem then, and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. Luke 2:8-16