Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Angels Wish

As I was jogging this morning, I was listening to Steven Curtis Chapman on my iPod.  The song, "Angels Wish" came on.  I  had heard the song a number of times before, but when I'm running I'm able to concentrate on the words more.  They really touched me this morning.  They come from the verse in 1 Peter 1:12 that says, "Even angels long to look into these things."  

Was God smiling when He spoke the words that made the world?
And did He cry about the Flood?
And what does God's voice sound like when He sings, when He's angry?
These are just a few things that the angels have on me.

[Chorus:]
Well, I can't fly, at least not yet.
I've got no halo on my head.
And I can't even start to picture Heaven's beauty.
But I've been shown the Savior's love. 
The grace of God has raised me up to show me things the angels long to look into.
And I know things the angels only wish they knew.

I have seen the dark and desperate place where sin will take you.
I've felt loneliness and shame.
And I have watched the blinding light of grace come breaking through with a sweetness
only tasted by the forgiven and redeemed.

[Chorus:]
Well, I can't fly, at least not yet.
I've got no halo on my head.
And I can't even start to picture Heaven's beauty.
But I've been shown the Savior's love.
The grace of God has raised me up to show me things the angels long to look into.
And I know things the angels only wish they knew.

And someday I'll sit down with my angel friends up in Heaven.
They'll tell me about creation and I'll tell them a story of grace.

[Chorus:]
Well, I can't fly, at least not yet.
I've got no halo on my head.
And I can't even start to picture Heaven's beauty.
But I've been shown the Savior's love.T
The grace of God has raised me up to show me things the angels long to look into.
And I know things the angels only wish they knew.

I was especially captured by the bridge (I have highlighted it).  Surely that IS what Peter was referring to when he said "even angels long to look into these things."  Won't that be exciting? 

3 comments:

Josh Ross said...

Good words!!! Thanks.

rgolf48 said...

Great song! It brings to mind, "I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me.

Jeff said...

Thanks to you, I think more about heaven these days and my desire to get there.

My son and I sat next to our campfire on the last night we were in Colorado talking about God. I told him I couldn't imagine heaven but the best picture I can come up with was right where I was at that moment - a cool night, a fire, the river running 20 feet away and mountains all around us.

He added that we would play baseball everyday and we both decided we would likely play the Devils and beat 'em every time.

As great as that sounds, I can't help but believe it's a mere sliver of the majesty that awaits us.