I wrote this when my father-in-law spent his first Christmas in heaven in 2007. Today my mom will spend her first Christmas there. I miss her and wish I could just have one small glimpse of her joy.
I love you mom!
Christmas in heaven.
Can you imagine?
Not just celebrating the babe in the manger,
but falling at the feet of the King of Kings.
Not just viewing dozens of Crèches
made of every conceivable material
but being in the presence of the Holy One,
Jesus Christ Lord of Lords,
The Great I AM!
What a glorious celebration!
Our little “celebrations” are barely
even shadows of the eternal celebration in heaven.
To think that our loved ones
are experiencing the full meaning of Christmas
for the first time.
God with us!
They are now in His presence for all of eternity.
The full joy of Christmas
with none of the negative effects caused by sin.
Pure joy unmarred by selfishness, worry, stress,
materialism or worldly distractions.
Can’t you see them worshipping before the throne?
Filled with the joy of heaven.
Free from the sorrows of earth.
Living the meaning of Christmas.
We love you.
Keep celebrating and one day
we will worship there together, forever!
Susan Aken Christmas 2007
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NLT)