Friday, November 6, 2009

And God Smiled




Once a little cherubim was looking at God in heaven. God was watching the whole earth and His face was full of sorrow and pain. He was very sad and the angel thought a tear was welling in the eyes of the Lord. The angel decided in his heart to make the Lord happy and bring a smile on His face. The angel swooped down to the earth to search for something that will make the Lord smile. In a medium size church, he heard an outstanding sermon by a pastor and he saw that all the church goers were mesmerized by his Gospel message. They were all clapping so loud because of his earth shaking sermon. The angel decided to scoop the sermon in his tiny hands and brought it to the Lord. When he faced the Lord, he bowed down and opened his tiny hands and the sounds and sights of the earth shattering sermon penetrated the whole heaven . The Lord smiled a little but afterwards He became solemn again. The frustrated angel went back to earth and roamed its four corners to seek what will make the Lord smile. From a little cathedral he saw a huge choir singing a heavenly praise and worship song to the Lord as the whole congregation joined in the mighty song. Surely, this will bring a smile to the Lord, the angel thought. He scooped up the praise and worship song of the choir and hurried up to heaven. Facing the Lord again, he opened his tiny hands and there erupted a mighty song of praise and worship that reverberated throughout heaven. The Lord smiled a little but again returned to His somber expression. The angel became desperate. He roamed the whole earth to and fro in search of what can make the Lord smile. Going back to the first church he came from, he heard a faint cry of anguish and pain. Curious, he swooped down to that church and there at the farthest and darkest corner of the church was a solitary man who was beating his breast and was full of tears. He was crying to God and was asking for forgiveness for all his sins as he bowed down to surrender his entire being to God. Suddenly a flash lighted up in the mind of the angel. He scooped the repentance and surrender of the sinful man and flew straight to heaven. When he opened his tiny hands in front of the Lord, the sob and cries of the repentant sinner reverberated throughout heaven and a wide smile broke out in the face of God as He wipes the tears in His eyes. He embraced the tiny angel as the whole heavenly host erupted in triumphant shouts of joy and singing.

"THERE WILL BE MORE REJOICING IN HEAVEN OVER ONE SINNER WHO REPENTS THAN OVER NINETY NINE RIGHTEOUS PERSONS WHO DO NOT NEED TO REPENT." (Luke 15:7)

Author Unknown

Note: I heard this story a long time ago and it lingered in the inner recesses of my mind. When the inspiration came from the Lord, I recreated that story to suit the heavenly purpose of God. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.



Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, God Smiled, Cherubim, Heaven, Outstanding Sermon, Pastor, Praise and Worship Song, Forgiveness, Repentance, Heavenly Host, Rejoicing In Heaven, Sinner, Born Again, Eternal Life, Amazing Grace, Love, Joy, Peace, Word of God, Holy Bible

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational/Motivational

19 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Truth appreciated & accepted.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Hobo,
Thanks for your visit and meaningful comments. God bless you always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

thanks for this... nakakaluwag ng puso. We make the Lord smile when we are really sorry for the bad things we've done. I did a lot and i guess i still keep on doing (sometime) and yet i still keep on asking for forgiveness afterwards, i wonder if I make Him smile?

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie,
God is the greatest Father we could ever have. Maski ano pa ang gawin natin ay nananatili pa rin ang pagmamahal Niya sa atin. Of course if we sin, that grieves Him so much. But everytime we truly repent, that gives Him a blissful smile. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

shydub said...

Hi Sir Mel, That story is touching and very inspiring. so everytime we ask for forgiveness, we made God happy. We are only humans I know we made mistake every now and then, asking for Gods forgiveness,will listen the burden of carrying our sins. Thanksfor sharing this Sir Mel. I enjoyed reading the message of your post.

dias spot said...

korek si tsang shy...very inspiring talaga....pagmupunta ako dito para akong nakunan ng tinik...hehehe...

woi, kuyaMel thanks for featuring Akesha...your support means a lot!

maraming salamat po...natatawa ako sa comment mo about sa squirrel...madami kasi sila dito sa bakuran namin....sila yung namimitas ng mga fruits namin....mapa apple, apricot,pears or orange.....minsang nagpoposing yang sa camera...I have lots of photos from them.....next weekend...post ulit ako...lol!

sige po, bisita me dito before hitting the hay...will take a day off from blogging bukas...need to rake some leaves...fall na kasi dito....kaya gagamitin ko ulit ang walis tingting ko....lol!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Meron akong burden for you and I know na hindi panatag ang kalooban mo. Maaaring wala pa yung peace and joy sa puso mo. Ang paghingi nang tawad ay hindi sapat para malinis lahat nang kasalanan natin. Ang kailangan ay tanggapin natin si Jesus bilang ating Panginoon at tagapagligtas and to be truly sorry for all our sins. Pag sinsero kasi ang panalangin natin tungkol dito ay mabubuhay ang patay nating ispiritu at tayo ay mabo born again. Duon mananahan sa atin ang Espiritu Santo at magkakaroon tayo nang lakas galing sa Diyos para tuluyang tumalikod sa buhay nang kasalanan. Hindi mo na kailangang magpalit nang relihiyon. Tamang relasyon lamang kay Kristo ang makapagliligtas sa atin. Hindi kita inaakay sa paniniwala ko. Hindi ganun ang layunin ko sa pagba blog. Nagkaroon lang talaga ako nang burden para sa iyo at pag inilagay yun nang espiritu Santo ay tumatalima ako. I hope and pray that God will touch your heart and lead you to the right path of true repentance and acceptance of Jesus Christ. Pasensya ka na sa sermon . Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Dhemz,
Mahirap talaga ang buhay ng Pinay expats sa US at iba pang western countries dahil wala talagang maid diyan hindi katulad dito na maski hindi mayaman ay may maid. Pero compensated naman yan nang makabagong gadgets na nagpapagaan nang trabaho sa bahay. Katulad niyan na autumn na. Araw araw ang pagwawalis nang bakuran dahil tuloy tuloy ang paglagas nang mga dahon. Nakakatuwa talaga yung mga squirrels na ang ku cute at maamo pa. Wala tayong ganyan sa Pilipinas. Puro ibon lang at paniki ang kumakain ng mga prutas. Huwag mo masyadong pahirapan ang sarili mo sa lahat nnag ginagawa mo na aabot ka pa ng past midnight sa pagbablog dahil sa dami nang inaasikaso mo. Moderation and discernment ang kailangan. Thanks sa bisita at comments. Naaliw ako sa mga comments mo. God bless you all always.

Bluebirdy said...

It hurts me so much to know the Lord is crying, but I am sure He DOES see some things we do which cheer him up, and He knows that the end of the story is that HE WINS over Satan's attempts to get us, and He knows that these are the last days, that this will all be over soon and we will be with Him, as our leader for 1000 years at first, with Satan bound, then after Satan is loosed to tempt whoever he can, he will be cast into outer darkness forever, then for we will be with Him for eternity. HE IS THE GOOD NEWS!
Blessings, Sheila

Bluebirdy said...

Oh I always forget all my thoughts. That is a GREAT STORY and so true and you wrote it so well!
Blessings, Sheila

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shiela,
Yes, you are so right. In the end the Lord will prevail over His enemies but until that time He longs to see all of His children be saved and not perish in eternal death. That is why He is crying for the lost sheep. And He smiles every time a sinner repents of his sins and return to His fold. Thanks for the compliment but as always, TO GOD BE THE GLORY. Thanks for your visit and inspiring comments. God bless you always.

Rose Belle said...

It's amazing how much you can recall this story but glad you remembered and shared with us. From my experience, being able to help guide those who have committed so much wrongs in the right path is rewarding and it sure feels good to be able to help change someone's life. Beautiful post, thanks for sharing.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Rose Belle,
Actually I heard a similar story way back before but I have changed it to be more dramatic. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Tey said...

This is true.. very true. I wish I can always do the things that he wants me to do to keep him happy and smiling. But sometime I just can't help but do things that I know will remove the smile on his face. Thanks for this another eye opening post Mel
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krystyna said...

I love this story and this is my fav. Bible verse:
"THERE WILL BE MORE REJOICING IN HEAVEN OVER ONE SINNER WHO REPENTS THAN OVER NINETY NINE RIGHTEOUS PERSONS WHO DO NOT NEED TO REPENT." (Luke 15:7)
So,
we all need repentance, and repentance, no one is righteous in itself, only in Jesus.

God bless you my friend
and your family!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
God does not expect us to be perfect but just to be humble and obedient and He will give us the strength to say no to sin. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
Yes, only God is truly righteous and holy. We were just imputed with the holiness and righteousness of God when we were born again. We ought to be always humble and repentant. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Bambie dear ★ said...

i love reading your comments.. thanks for answering them kaya lagi ko na chinecheck back.. dami ko natututunan talaga from you.. ingat palagi and God bless

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Bambie,
The pleasure is mine. Marami din akong natututunan sa iyo- ang pagiging ulirang asawa at nanay sa anak mo. Masuwerte si Azumi na nagkaroon siya nang mommy na 100% ang focus sa kanya. God bless you more for that. Salamat uli sa dalaw at inspiring comments. God bless you all always.

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