Tim has created a series of angels who represent various aspects of the mission of the angels to mankind. This is his depiction of an angel that spreads the hope of God to those who will accept it. St. Paul teaches that the three most significant Christian virtues are faith, hope, and love. Hope is trusting in God to save. It is trusting in God to strengthen. One who has the virtue of hope can overcome all fears of this world. Angels are all filled with hope. It is easier for angels to trust in God since they are in His presence. They help us to hope as a part of their mission.
Further notes on Angels:
An angel is a supernatural being found in various religions and mythologies. Abrahamic religions often depict angels as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between God (or Heaven) and humanity. Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out tasks on behalf of God. Abrahamic religions often organize angels into hierarchies, although such rankings may vary between sects in each religion. Such angels may receive specific names (such as Gabriel or Michael), or titles (such as seraph or archangel). The word, "angel", has been extended to various notions of spirits or figures found in other religious traditions.
The theological study of angels is known as "angelology". Angels expelled from Heaven are referred to as fallen angels to distinguish from the heavenly host.
In fine art angels are usually depicted as having the shape of human beings of extraordinary beauty but no gender (until the 19th century at least).
They are often identified In Christian artwork with bird wings, halos, and light.