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Angels – Good News Bible Card

 

“The prophets…testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow…

‘Which things
the angels desire
to look into.'”

 1 Peter 1:10-12.

“Jesus said, ‘There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.'” – Luke 15:10.

What do the angels desire to see? Dwelling in light of God’s radiant
               glory,
Viewing perfection continually–
What would they know of an incomplete story?

What could the angels be
               yearning to see?

Shouting for joy at Creation’s first                        dawning;
Trembling to see mankind’s
              innocence lost;
Knowing God’s judgement on sin
              (even angels
Who disobeyed Him found that hell
               was the cost)–

Was this what the angels had
               wanted to see?

Justice AND mercy are both in God’s                   nature;
He prepared Heaven, not hell, as
               man’s goal.
So angels sang “Glory!” when God
               became human
and shed His own blood to
               redeem each lost soul.

(The “glory to follow” they
               waited to see.)

Christ’s birth and death may seem
               meaningless gestures
‘Til Faith sees Him risen, and yields
               to His voice.
Redeemed and forgiven, a soul
              bound for Heaven,
A story completed and angels
               rejoice…

And THIS is what angels desire to see.                                      Wanda B. Goines

According to the Scriptures