|(The tattoo is not finished; it still needs to be shaded in)|
Now I know that many thoughts tend to go through people's minds when they see tattoo's and I totally understand that I am a pastor who has a number of tattoos. I was talking with my tattoo artist about that and he told me that people don't believe him when he says that he tattoos a pastor (my tattoo artist is the coolest guy).
That is mostly a side note to the meaning behind this tattoo. All my tattoo's have a story behind them or some meaning for me getting them. I typically think about a tattoo for over a year before I go and get it (I have one that I have been thinking about for 8 years; they are permanent!)
The story behind this one comes from the account in Daniel 10:12-15 where Michael, one of the angels, helps the man who is speaking to Daniel. I don't believe in praying to angels but I do see from this account that angles will work on our behalf.
I think the bottom line on this tattoo is that it is a reminder for me to pray. I don't know about you but I am very prone to wonder and go my own way. This tattoo is a reminder to me, daily, that prayer works and that I need to be in prayer. If you notice on the angels leg there is a demon who is trying to bring him down; there are things in life that will try to bring us down but I find when I am connected to God in prayer life seems to be a little bit more comfortable and easy to bear.