- December 17, 2015 at 1:02 pm #96336
In honor of our loved ones who moved to Heaven this year. In remembrance of Leenie, my husband, My Whitestone’s bride of many years, Jonathan’s mother and other loved ones of members here who are missing their loved ones this Christmas whether the first Christmas or many Christmases ago. Feel free to mention their names/brief message like a memorial in further posts.
“First Christmas In Heaven” by Billy McFarland
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 that music can’t compare
with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you
of the joy their voices bring,
For it beyond description
to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me;
I see the pain inside your heart,
But I am not so far away,
we really aren’t 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 sent you each a special gift
from my heavenly home above
I sent you each a memory
of my undying love.
After all love is a gift
more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important
in the stories Jesus told
So love and keep each other
as my Father said to do.
For I can’t count the blessings
of love he has for each of you.
So have a merry Christmas
and wipe away that tear.
Remember I am spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.
“Christmas In Heaven”
The eyes of the Lord range throughout the entire earth, to strengthen those whose heart is true to him.December 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm #96338
Glorious sentiment. Soon our time here will have flown by, as a butterfly leaving one flower for another. So too, we shall leave the flowers of this Earth for the flowers of Heaven. Can’t imagine what Christmas will like in Heaven. Imagine it if you can! From the moment that we enter Heaven’s gates and for all of time thereafter, we shall be moved from glory to glory.
Love & blessings…Tender ReedDecember 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm #96345
My nephew, Fred, 42 years old, wonderful son, father, husband, nephew, brother, passed away Dec. 3rd after a sudden cardiac arrest. My family is devastated, but our hope is eternal. This poem is beautiful and made me shed more tears but they were more joyful at the thought of him sitting at the Savior’s feet.
"and all creation sing with me now, lift up your voice and lay your burdens down...let all of creation sing with me now fill up the heavens let HIs glory resound, and every knee will bow, oh in every tongue praise the Father, praise the Son and the Spirit in One!!"December 17, 2015 at 9:54 pm #96354
Thank you, VC for this remembrance post. Just thought I’d share a few thoughts about my last nine months in case any are interested…
This protracted wait for our King has been occasionally excruciating, emotionally. My bride Linda left us in March, but I was certain we’d see her May 31 at the latest. Whistling, confident, happy. Then June came. What an attack I got June 7! Drove me to a bereavement councilor.
Then there was a dream 8/17/15 about my Dad, who died in 1966 but had not spoken to me in a dream since then – finally greeted me lovingly. The dream also included a glimpse of Linda’s and my unborn daughter (assumed — a miscarriage in about 1982). Seemed very meaningful!
Then a string of usual and special high-watch dates throughout the summer, culminating in the last three fall feasts crammed with religious and geopolitical meaning. Nothing. Maybe we were a month off… Nothing… Then November 11 — sucked in / spit out hard. Suffered Linda’s birthday 11/13, our anniversary 11/23, Thanksgiving 11/26, … Chanukah just passed! Sigh!
Wanting so much to see Jesus, my Bride, my Mom and Dad, scores of relatives… All still in the offing and yet worth waiting for. Oh Man!!!
Currently harboring absolutely no high-watch dates, nor desiring to even identify any, and thereby feeling delivered in a way from a now-familiar emotional tyranny. I have heard that self-preservation is the first law of nature… I am certain, however, that His return is very very very very close.
This Christmas season so far without Linda has been attacking me and members of my large family. I really maintain a distant hope that it won’t be without her after all. Wow!! This Christmas in Heaven! For me it’s not truly a high watch date, despite my brother HumbleHorse’s proposal –> it’s not really “expected,” but remains a “high-hopes” date…
Since I know you are aware of this post, Lord, may I add: Maranatha! Please!
I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see Him with my own eyes -- I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! Job19:25-27December 17, 2015 at 10:37 pm #96356
Beautiful, thank you for sharing.December 19, 2015 at 12:31 pm #96427
Thank you so much for posting this. The love of my life, Kendell who was as close to a walking talking loving earthly angel as anyone can be is spending her first Christmas in heaven and Christmas was her absolute favorite. She must be SO excited right now. She went into the Lords arms July 27 of this year at the tender young age of 33. I love you forever babe.December 19, 2015 at 6:50 pm #96442
Oh, Dano, I am so sorry for the bittersweet He clearly ordained for you two. Introduce us to Kendell someday soon, would you?
I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see Him with my own eyes -- I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! Job19:25-27December 19, 2015 at 11:44 pm #96452
I’m so sorry, Dano! I didn’t realize…
It touches my heart deeply for you.
May we all be together soon in our Forever Home with our Lord and our Loved Ones!
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