It is impossible to fully comprehend just how great our salvation in Christ
Jesus is. As an apostle once put it: "Even angels long to look into these
things." And yet, how richly we are blessed as we struggle again and again
to comprehend the incomprehensible. (Hebrews 2:3) (1 Peter 1:12 NIV)
To aid us in that struggle and blessing, imagine the following conversation
between two of God's angels who were present at Jesus' crucifixion and
resurrection as they "long to look into" the full meaning of all they have
THE CONVERSATION OF ANGELS
Angel 1: "We were ready! Just like countless times before. We held the
might God gave each one of us within our hands and we were ready to destroy
anyone who would dare harm the Son. At the slightest sign from the Father,
we were ready!"
Angel 2: "We had done it so many times before. Those that thought they were
in control. Those that thought they possessed power --- kings, emperors,
Pharaohs, even self professed holy men and angels of darkness, sometimes
Satan himself would be involved. It's our job. We act for Him."
Angel 1: "All He had to do was give a nod or point a finger. We would have
rushed in if He would so much as given it a thought."
Angel 2: "It has always been so 'easy.' What might appear to be battles has
always been minimal effort with the Father. He sends - we go - He provides
- we triumph. No matter how big or numerous the foe, the outcome is always
the same - God wins."
Angel 1: "I've never seen all the angels assembled at the same time. There
have always been messages to deliver and godly missions to be performed.
Even when the Son was born, not all of us got to watch or participate the
whole time. We've always got things to do! But not that day, not there in
Angel 2: "Without being told, we were all doing the same thing. We all
clinched our lightning bolts and stood 'on go.' I could feel the other
angels and even myself wanting to cheat on the start before God said. The
anticipation and eagerness grew even more after the arrest. We were so
engrossed in what was happening with the Lord, we weren't looking at the
Father. I couldn't believe it when I looked to see if God was ready to
tell us to act yet. His back was turned! How could it be? How could He let
Angel 1: "No one moved. No one spoke. No one even blinked. Insults,
mockery, lies, thorns, a bloody beating, --- we had all seen evil plenty
of times but never when God was at the receiving end. That image of God
the Father with His back turned while God the Son, was being brutalized is
still hard for me to accept. Why does God love these people so?"
Angel 2: "Crucifixions aren't new to me. The Father has sent me to stand
beside and minister to more than one person who died on a tree. But this…
this was far different from just another human being killed for a crime.
This was part of the mystery we had all been so interested in since the
creation. And it wasn't just the heavenly angels who took interest either.
Satan's group was there - and well they should have been because as it
turned out, it marked the beginning of the end for him!"
Angel 1: "We had known from the beginning a sacrifice would take place and
that the Son would be the offering. Only those with a spiritual eyesight
could truly see, but none of us thought about Him taking on such an ugly
appearance. Father God had purposely made His physical features ordinary
just to serve His purpose better. But when the Son took the sins of the
world on Himself it was like … well, it was like the appearance of all of
mankind's ugliness at one time. While all had been so still so long, the
first movement I saw among the heavenly host was the grimace they made at
the sight of it. Everyone grimaced like they would if they saw pain being
inflicted on an infant."
Angel 2: "The time on the cross seemed long even to an angel. We all had
resumed our motionless stance, still eager to see it all and what would
happen next. Perhaps it was just me, but it seemed the whole creation
became all the more still - as if the world held its breath. All but the
very ones for whom this was benefiting. Every time Jesus would say
something, it made it that much harder not to intervene."
Angel 1: "The life may have left His body, but it was still not over. Now
the separation between the Father and the Son was greater than ever. The
darkness of separation was far greater than that of the closed tomb. Wasn't
it enough already? Hadn't the price been paid? I kept thinking: 'Please
Father, let me go to Him! Punish me, instead!' But none of us were good
Angel 2: "It was the reaction of the demons that first got my attention. I
hadn't even noticed that the Father had sent the angels closest to Him to
the grave. There was no mistaking the anguish on the faces of those angels
of darkness though. Their time was finished. What power they had was sucked
away. Then the Son burst out of the tomb! It was like the creation all over
again, but even greater! God has amazed us time and again but never could
we have imagined that day!"
Angel 1: "And then… then we sang… without be told the words. We sang as if
they were the only words to sing: 'Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to
receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and
Angel 2: "And as if that wasn't grand enough… every creature in all of
heaven and earth joined in and sang: 'To Him who sits on the throne and to
the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!'
We are to Rejoice in the Lord Jesus Christ because every soul that trusts
Him for their Salvation will have an eternity to rest in and enjoy the
Glories of Heaven. We are to remember that Christ suffered and died, but
He rose on the third day and is Alive Forevermore.
Rejoice in God's promise and know that He loves you greatly.
Today's Selected Poem: IF TODAY WAS YOUR LAST
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem70.htm
Today's Selected Testimony: MY Life, DEATH & LIFE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony83.htm
I encourage you to tell someone about Jesus today if you haven't done so lately.
In Christ's Love and Service,
Gods Work Ministry