This beautiful verse was included in a Christmas card from my dear friend Clare Ridderoth and it was inscribed “In loving memory of Beth Baker from above.” I did not know Beth, but the warmth of the message is universal, especially when it hits home.
It was particularly touching and meaningful to me since this will be the first Christmas that I have ever spent without my dear Mom who passed away in January. I imagine her joy in spending Christmas in heaven with my Dad and all the others who have gone before us. I pray that these words bring a ray of joy and comfort to all of you who may have lost a loved one this year.
‘Tis Christmas in heaven what a beautiful sight.
I want you to know that everything’s alright.
The crib is adorned with the brilliance of the star;
Wise men have come from near and far.
I’ve met all our dear ones who preceded us here;
The reunion was lovely, an event full of cheer.
And tonight, we’ll all gather in reverence we’ll kneel,
For the babe in the cradle, up in heaven is real.
I think of my family that I left behind
And I pray that your Christmas is as blessed as mine.
Please shed no more tears for my soul is at rest.
Just love one another and live life to its best.
Yes, it’s Christmas in heaven, so I’ve heard them say,
Yet, Christmas in heaven happens every day!