Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Angels Don't Sing
When I arrived back at work I immediately came in and went to Bible Gateway to check it out... sure enough, I could not find angel and singing in the same sentence.
We always think of the angels singing as they proclaim the birth of Jesus to the shepherds~ but nope... It says in Luke 2 ~the angel "said to them," and a great company of heavenly host appeared with the angel "praising God and saying"..... But there is no word about singing! Take a look~
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
He went on to say that humans are the only ones who can sing praises because they know what it's like to be set free by Jesus and His blood... angels do not. The are heavenly beings, but not "saved" or "redeemed" beings.