Sunday, 18 December 2016
We had a life size angel in hut 296, dazzlingly white and beautifully lit.
White seems to be the signature colour for angels as we've seen quite a lot of it in the past 18 days at the Beach Hut Advent Calendar.
As heavenly beings perhaps we expect angels to be perfect and white is a representation of that.
The Bible depicts angels as messengers and soldiers and often as ordinary human beings, so ordinary that they are not even recognised as angels.
Not many of us go around dressed in white as it's not particularly practical, but we do like to think of ourselves as more perfect than we actually are. Perhaps the job of angels is to remind us of that and to help us to aspire to being better.
The life-size angel was surrounded with a collection of lighted stars and a few glass angels keeping an eye on things.
For the next hut we head towards the East and will be at number 194.