I wonder if the streets of gold are covered in snow. It’s Christmas here, I wonder if in heaven you would know. In heaven, do you sing with the angels at Christmas? Do you celebrate the birth of our Savior who is standing right beside you? I wonder what heaven is like at Christmas time.
The days after Thanksgiving come so quickly. It’s the Christmas season; a time when we gather with our families and we exchange gifts. It’s a time when we miss those who are no longer with us. The years pass by so quickly.
At Christmas the spirit touches our hearts deeply. We consider the gifts we are exchanging this year. For me I celebrate the greatest gift of all, the birth of a Savior. I praise and worship the baby king. I stand in awe of this great moment in history and I long to be in his presence.
Christmas reminds me of home. It brings me back to my childhood and it gives me hope for my future home. For me, Christmas is as much about the past as it is the future.
During the Christmas holiday, I long to be with those I love and I especially miss those who are gone. At this time of year I think of my parents, especially my mom. She loved Christmas. We’d watched the same Christmas movies together each year ever since I was a young child. Now that she is gone, I watch these same movies and it takes me back to those times. I wonder what it must be like in heaven at Christmas. Maybe she is with those legendary actors and actresses of our yesterday?
I heard an old Christmas song the other day. It was one of my dad’s favorites, “O Tannenbaum”. I remember as a child hearing this song and thinking, what is a tannenbaum? My dad told me it’s the German word for Christmas tree. The song dates back hundreds of years. I haven’t heard that song in years as it doesn’t get a lot of play on secular radio these days. But it brought back fond memories of my daddy and me. I wonder what Dad is doing for Christmas in heaven? Are you singing about the old Tannenbaum, playing the piano with a choir of angels?
In the coming days as the family gathers around our tannenbaum and we watch our favorite Christmas movies, I’ll be thinking of my parents. I’ll be wondering what it must be like for them in heaven at Christmas.
What a very touching and emotional piece! Thanks for sharing your childhood memories especially the ones about you parents who will be celebrating Christmas in heaven. By the way, this is one of the best articles I have read from you. I could tell you put your heart, your soul and your unfailing love in it. Great job!
Thank you Rev, Merry Christmas to you!