Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas in Heaven

Do you think there's Christmas in heaven? I do. Oh, I don't believe there's Santa or Christmas trees, but let's think about this a minute.

Isaiah 9:6 prophesied, "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Jesus birth was foretold hundreds of years before it actually happened. The anticipation was already building.

Luke 2:10-11 says, "But the angel said to [the shepherds], "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord." How many births do you know of that were heralded by angels?

I was lead to think on this topic as I was driving the other day. I flipped on the radio and caught the end of Third Day's rendition of Oh Come All Ye Faithful. So many times we sing the familiar carols without really thinking about their words. That day, all I heard was, "Oh come let us adore Him. Oh come let us adore Him. Oh come let us adore Him. . .Christ the Lord."

As I've mentioned before, Christmas is my favorite time of year because it's the biggest birthday celebration ever. So if we celebrate Jesus birth here on earth, even two thousand years later, what do you think is going on heaven? Jesus home. With His Father. If the angels proclaimed His birth to shepherds one quiet night long ago, how much more do they celebrate it now? Now that He has conquered death and awaits His return to the same earth where He took on human form?

And some day, we'll be there to celebrate, too. We'll adore Him in a way we never imagined this side of glory.

Do you think there's Christmas in heaven?

"Oh come let us adore Him. Oh come let us adore Him. Oh come let us adore Him. . .Christ the Lord."

4 comments:

  1. I do believe there is Christmas in heaven. Not only that, but I see my mom there with my grandparents. I see joy and laughter. I see a huge party. I really look forward to being at that party one day.

    Angie

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  2. I see one big constant celebration for our Lord. Adoring and joyful---all the things Christmas is about.

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  3. I think of heaven as a Christmas celebration everyday.

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  4. I agree, Jenn. An every-day celebration. Maybe with a birthday cake on Christmas. :)

    Missy

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