Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First Christmas

I hear that on the Earth below
This is a special season
With lights and songs and gifts and such,
And Jesus is the reason!

In the place I would have lived
Are strings of light that blink and shine,
But you should see the light up here
That glows from Jesus all the time!

In the place I would have lived
Carols play, and special songs,
But you should hear the music that
The angels sing here all day long!

In the place I would have lived,
Gifts are giv’n on Christmas Day,
But you should feel the joy we feel
Because God’s gift is here to stay!

In the place I would have lived,
Tears have flowed because I’m gone.
My family wishes I were there
To see and hear and feel it all.

But in this place where I now live,
It’s Christmas all day, all year long,
And the sights and sounds I’d see with them
Are pure, unblemished by all wrong.

So on this day that would have been
My first Christmas on the Earth,
Mama, Daddy, you need to know
I’m celebrating Jesus’ birth!

When you sing songs to worship Him,
I’m singing with the angels, too.
I’m never closer than when we all
Praise Him for our life anew.

I know that life began for me
Sooner than you thought it would.
I know your hearts are hurting now,
And you would change things if you could.

But in this place, where you’ll come, too,
We’ll be together, forever.
And there will be no more good-byes
When we celebrate Christmas in heaven – together!


Erin said...

That was beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing. I will read it again as Christmas approaches and remember my two little ones celebrating in heaven.

Tammy said...

Kristi, this is so beautiful. Would you mind if I post this on my blog? I'll link to your blog if it's ok to post.

Kristi B. said...

Feel free, Tammy! I'm glad it ministers to you.

Scotty and Lisa said...

This made me cry, it is so perfect! My baby boy was due at Christmas and I've often wondered what Christmas in heaven would be like from his perspective- always in the presence of Christ and celebrating Him! Do you mind if I share it on my blog as well with a link?

Kristi B. said...

You are welcome to, Lisa! I'm glad to have "met" you online, and I'm so sorry about your loss of your sweet baby. Praying for you this Christmas especially.