The poem* below was shared with me by friends who lost there 23 year-old son three years ago. It had been shared with them years earlier and it spoke them.
I was reflecting on it myself with my mother now having been gone 13 months. I wonder if she’s playing carols on a piano in heaven this Christmas season. [You can hear a recording of her playing, see the music link below.] Or, is she having dinner with my father, Dick Buck, her faithful husband of 26 years who when to meet Jesus face-to-face in January 1998? Or, might she be chatting with her cousin Carol who went to heaven just six months after she did? She is missed, but in a far better place. I know you will be blessed listening to her music.
As you read the poem, reflect on the words, the imagery and what your loved in heaven one might doing this holiday season.
“I see the countless Christmas trees
Around the world below,
With tiny lights, like heaven stars
Reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular
Please wipe away that tear,
For I’m spending Christmas
With Jesus Christ this year.
I hear so many Christmas songs
That people hold so dear,
But the sounds 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 as angels sing.
I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
Be glad I’m here for Christmas,
Even though we are apart.
I’ll ask him to light 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 spirit sing.
For I’m spending Christmas in Heaven
And I’m walking with the King!”
*Author is unknown.
To hear my mother’s piano music, click here and it will take you my Sound Cloud site where all nine of her songs are posted for you to enjoy around the theme of fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called. Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)