“The prophets…testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow…
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
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
Knowing God’s judgement on sin
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
So angels sang “Glory!” when God
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
‘Til Faith sees Him risen, and yields
to His voice.
Redeemed and forgiven, a soul
bound for Heaven,
A story completed and angels
And THIS is what angels desire to see. Wanda B. Goines
According to the Scriptures