I blogged last year about this poem that a friend’s mom sent me.  It definitely gave me a fresh perspective on what has been and is likely to be an emotional season.  For those who have lost loved ones who were believers, this is for you.

Warning: The words below have potential to cause certain tear ducts to become slightly overactive.

Sarah's Christmas TreeChristmas in Heaven

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 am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear,
But the Sound 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 an angel sing.

I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart,
But I am not so far away, we are really not apart.

So be happy for me, dear ones, you know I hold you dear,
And be glad I’m spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

I send you each a special gift from my heavenly home above,
I send you each a memory of my undying love.

For after all, love is the gift more precious than pure gold,
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.

So please love and help each other as my Father said to do,
For I cannot count the blessings or the love He has for you.

So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear,
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.

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 lift your spirit, as I tell Him of your love,
So then pray for one another as you lift your eyes above.

So please let your hearts be joyful and let your spirits sing,

For I’m spending Christmas in heaven, and I’m walking with the King!

As much as some of us may love Christmas here on earth,

imagine what it will be like when we get to celebrate Jesus’ birthday in the presence of the guest of honor.