ANGEL-FILLED ADVENT by Ann Weems
Wouldn’t it be wonderful
if Advent came filled with angels and
Wouldn’t it be perfect
if we were greeted on these December
with a hovering of heavenly hosts
tuning their harps and brushing up on their
Wouldn’t it be incredible
if their music filled our waking hours
with the promise of peace on earth
and if each Advent night we dreamed of
nothing but goodwill?
Wouldn’t we be ecstatic
if we could take those angels shopping,
or trim the tree or have them hold our
and dance through our houses
And, oh, how glorious it would be
to sit in church next to an angel
and sing our hark-the-heralds!
What an Advent that would be!
What Christmas spirit we could have!
An angel-filled Advent has so many
But in lieu of that,
perhaps we can give thanks
for the good earthly joys we have been
and for the earthly “angels” that we
who do such a good job of filling
our Advent with alleluias!