Wayne Weekly “Silent and Holy…with Angels too”

Written by on December 5, 2016

Have you ever wondered what it was like for the angels when God summoned them and said, “Today’s the day”? The day He sent His messenger to speak with Zacharias about John the Baptist, and later sending His angel Gabriel to make that announcement to Mary, and then the mission to speak to Joseph in a dream about Mary’s “being found with Child”. And what about the pronouncement of the Christ child’s birth to the lowly shepherds and the divine itinerary to and from Egypt?

 

I wonder what took place in the angelic realms of glory.

 

Do angels respond like we do? Are they wired to express excitement in the wake of some kind of news flash? Were they briefed beforehand on what will eventually take place and put on “stand-by”? It’s hard to imagine that when the multitude of heavenly hosts appeared to the shepherds praising God and declaring, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men”,  that they were delivering that good news in a  matter-of-factly tone devoid of enthusiasm.

 

The angels played a huge roll in that incredible, but mostly silent event in Bethlehem that night. Though charged with an important order, the angels were merely the messengers. The headline was that God sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. God’s faultless divine plan brought His son to earth as a baby, born to a blessed young woman, and under the care of a righteous earthly father.

 

That night so long ago was indeed… a silent and holy night.

 

Silent Night

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth


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