The Angels Wept

It was a day for rejoicing and it was a day for sadness. It was a day the angels knew was coming but it was also a day they did not want to come. It was Christmas Day and it was Jesus’s first day on earth which means it was also the angels first day without Jesus in Heaven.

How did it come to this? The humans were given chance after chance to change their ways. There were warnings. The angels visited many humans to tell them what was going to happen. Deep down, the angels knew it was wishful thinking. They knew God’s plan to save the world was in action but still…. In the end they all knew they had to accept God’s will.

The angels had many questions. How long will Jesus be gone? Will the humans listen to him? Will the humans see all the miracles he would perform and still not believe? Will the humans change their evil ways? What would the angels do without him?

Many of the same questions the humans would have many years later when Jesus would leave earth to return to Heaven.

The angels still had a job to do. They went and they spread the good news of Jesus’s birth. They told the shepherds and they told the kings. They told the carpenters and they told the goldsmith. They spread the good news from the lowest valley to the highest mountain.

But yet, on that first day without Jesus in Heaven, they wept. Jesus was missed but they knew he would return. Yes, Jesus would return and they would anxiously await.

 

The Day After Christmas by Matthew West  –  

Leaving Heaven by Matthew West –  

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2 thoughts on “The Angels Wept

  1. I love this post because it just showed me who sang “The day after Christmas”. I’m downloading it right away. We are indeed special, for God to leave his heavenly throne, leave his mass choir which comprises of beautiful angels, take the form of man to be born just to save us. Who are we, that he’s mindful of us and made us a little higher than the angels? #words unspoken!
    Thank you for sharing. Happy holidays to you and yours.

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