Read on my friend. This one is a little brutal.
Luke 2:9-12 says, “An angel of the Lord appeared to (the shepherds), and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
As you can see, it never mentions the angels singing.
God’s glory was there, the shepherds were terrified, and a message was given. But we don’t know how it was said – if it was spoken, sung, whispered, or shouted.
Would it have been magnificent had it been sung? Absolutely!
Could it have happened that way? Absolutely!
Does the Bible say they sang?
The specific words in the Bible are “… and the angel said to them…” and … “a great heavenly host appeared praising God and saying…”.
When we realize the Christmas story isn’t something that combusted into a singing angelic flash mob, it actually makes it more… real.
God didn’t need a Broadway show for his message to be the greatest news the earth had ever heard. He didn’t need smoke and mirrors or even Handel to make it majestic.
The message proclaiming the coming Savior of the world…
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