Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven. Matt 5:12
While many look at December as a time to be extra good so that santa will visit, or a time to be extra thankful and those who serve you or even a time for joy and giving there are many who are experiencing the holiday season as a first one without a loved one. Some are sitting beside the bedside of one who is slipping away from this world into death at this very moment.
To these Christmas is not the holly jolly fun experience. I understand as I buried my father just 2 weeks before Christmas several years ago; I buried a husband and a grandchild and experienced those first holidays without their presence. I know they are in the splendor of heaven and celebrating Christmas with Jesus, and for that I almost envy them.
Recently I came across this poem. I don’t know the author but the words are so encouraging I wanted to share them you.
Praying you will have a blessed Christmas. BearyAnn
"I’m Spending Christmas With Jesus Christ This Year"
I see the countless Christmas trees,
Around the world below.
With tiny lights, like heaven’s stars,
Reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular,
Please wipe away that tear
For I’m spending Christmas
With Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs
That people hold so dear,
But the sounds of music can’t compare
With the Christmas choir up here.
For I have no words to tell you,
The joy their voices bring.
For it is beyond description
To hear the angels sing.
I can’t tell you of the splendor.
Or the peace here in this place.
Can you just imagine Christmas
With our Savior, face to face?
I’ll ask Him to light your spirit,
As I tell Him of your love.
So then pray one for another
As you lift your eyes above.
Please let your hearts be joyful,
And let your spirit sing,
For I’m spending Christmas in heaven,
And I’m walking with the King!
~ author unknown ~