Thursday, December 26, 2013

CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN

This is a short essay on my idea of what I think Christmas is like in Heaven.  If you're like me, it's at this time of year, that you miss loved ones in Heaven the most.

The planning for Christmas in Heaven begins months in advance.  Everyone’s given a job based on whatever unique and special talents they possess. The chapel is given a fresh coat of paint.  The chapel has beautiful stained glass windows..Each one depicts a Bible story.  They are washed until they sparkle.  All the decorations and ornaments are checked to make sure that none are broken. A Christmas tree adorned with white twinkling lights will stand inside the chapel entrance.  Every year, the tree is so high it almost touches the ceiling.  There is just enough space for the angels to place a solid gold star on top of the tree.  A crystal nativity is placed underneath the tree. 

The music in Heaven is magnificent.  Choirs practice daily.  The angels play their harps with the other musicians until the music and voices blend together perfectly.

Everyone gathers in the chapel, at midnight on Christmas Eve, to hear the story of the birth of Jesus.  Each person is given a candle upon entering the chapel.  By the time Silent Night is sung, the chapel is illuminated only by candlelight.

 Angels sound the trumpets on Christmas Morning to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

There are no presents because being in Heaven and part of God’s Eternal Kingdom is the best gift one can receive. However, everyone does get a new robe made of the finest silks and brightest colors. After a short service in the chapel, there is a large feast.  Because there are people of all nationalities in Heaven every food imaginable is served.  The cooks have been preparing the menu for months.   Each year, all agree, that year’s feast was better than the last.  Each person at the feast, is asked to share a memory of a special Christmas on Earth 

The part of the day that all those in Heaven look forward to the most is the time they get to spend with their families on Earth. You see, those we love who are in Heaven, never really leave us. I believe they see and hear everything we do. So, if you feel a gentle breeze touch your cheek or feel a slight touch on your shoulder, that's a sign that your loved one in Heaven is near, 

I want to wish you a Joyous Holiday Season.  May there be Peace on Earth for us all.