Day 22 - Angels
Read Isaiah 6:1-5.
This is one of the coolest passages in the Bible because it shows us how great God’s glory is. These seraphim were a kind of angel so great and powerful that their voices made things shake. The Lord’s robe was so long and majestic that it filled the whole temple! And the prophet Isaiah’s response after seeing all this was “Woe to me!” because, after seeing the great majesty of the Lord, he saw his own sin. I’m pretty sure that here in this story, Isaiah and the angels were beholding Jesus, because in John 12:41 it says Isaiah saw Jesus’s glory and spoke about Him. So we can trust that angels have been celebrating Jesus for all eternity. Angels aren’t just the cute flying guys with halos that you might see on your Christmas tree. They are majestic and powerful. The description of heavenly creatures in Revelation is almost terrifying, and whenever we read a Bible story where angels meet people, the angel has to say “Do not be afraid!” because their presence is so unlike anything we’ve seen. So the fact that these magnificent beings are directing their worship towards something even greater than them really helps us see that Jesus is more glorious than we can even understand.
You know what else? As great as angels are—and as weak and fragile as we are—God has not chosen to love angels with the same love that He loves us. In 1 Peter 1 we read that angels “long to look” into our salvation. They’re very interested in God’s salvation of mankind. Angels were not made in God’s image, but we were. Angels did not need a savior to die for their sin, but we do. Angels do not become new creations and receive the Holy Spirit when they believe in Christ, but we do. What wonderful privileges we get to have if we belong to Jesus!
Angels celebrated Jesus on the night He was born. They filled the sky and proclaimed the greatness of his coming. We’ll get to that night later. But today we can praise Jesus that He is mightier than the mighty and fully worthy of praise!
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