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TITLE: Angels Behold
By Clyde Blakely
03/15/07
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First meager attempt at poetry on line (or just about any place else). Be as critical as you desire. God bless and thank you.
This is a story of old.
I’m sure you’ve heard it told.
But were you aware angels didn’t know
How the Messiah while on earth would grow
From a baby born in a filthy manger
And finally to be killed by men’s anger
For showing the way of God’s salvation plan
Eternal love for His created image – man.

Yes, angels didn’t know of this mystery
But for us, fortunately, it’s history.
One day God sent His servant Gabriel to earth
To tell a young virgin of the Savior’s coming birth.
To Mary he said, “You’ll be with child without knowing a man.”
Said Mary, “Behold, His handmaiden. I will follow God’s plan.”
And Jesus departed the realms of glory
To become a man, to live our story.
Joseph declared, “Away”, to a bride with child.
The Child was not his and to him this was guile.
In a dream, Gabriel told, “It’s okay.
This is all of God. Do not go astray.”
Joseph obeyed. A true earthly father he would be.
To watch this Child be obedient in all, he’d see.

To the shepherds Gabriel was sent.
Explaining to them what this all meant.
The skies filled with angels a singing.
For this they knew was the beginning.
They started to see God’s wondrous plan
To redeem sin, God must become man.

The lowly shepherds worshipped the newborn King.
The priestly rulers, no presents did they bring.
Full of knowledge and self-righteousness
Too full of pride for any humbleness.
In their ivory towers they did stay.
Until their time in the graves they lay.

A wonderful Savior was born for all.
Eternal life is granted for those who call
In the God Who became a humble man
The Peace of God for all was now at hand.
Tempted as us all
But never to fall
He lived a perfect life with no fault.
We remember this time to exalt
The One Who’s born, died, rose again
That through salvation we can gain
A life of no more pain, sorrows, fears
For God shall wipe away all our tears
When we see Him face-to-face.
When in that heavenly place
To live with Him up there
A life without one care.

Yes, the angels now understood
That to die was for man’s own good
The Son of God was given
He showed the way to Heaven.
Not by our good works or thinking fine thoughts.
The purchase price for sin had to be bought.
It is our choice to accept this free gift.
He leaves it to us to accept this lift
To heavenly realms of glory.
Yes, this is the old, old story.
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