Today, on the Catholic-Christian Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the coming of the Archangel Gabriel to Mary, the Mother of Jesus is the featured Gospel reading. This traditional reading continues the sense of Heaven impacting Earth, Eternity breaking into the experience of the Present in this world.
For those in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Gabriel is no mere quaint, placid spiritual being, but a powerful Messenger who blows a horn to proclaim the coming of the Lord.
As Heaven further unveils Itself, the glorious fanfare expands and envelopes the moment and all of time.