Christmas in Heaven

earthlydelightsDecember 19, 2006

"Christmas in Heaven"

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 the sounds of 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 is beyond description

to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me,

I see the pain inside your heart

for I am spending Christmas

with Jesus Christ this year.

I can't tell you of the splendor

or the peace here in this place

Can you just imagine Christmas

with our Savior face to face?

I'll ask him to lift your spirit

as I tell him of your love

so then pray for one another

as you lift your eyes above.

Please let your hearts be joyful

and let your spirit sing

for I am spending Christmas in heaven

and I'm walking with the King.

~ by Wanda Bencke

© Copyright 1999

The story behind the poem:

A note from the author "Wanda Bencke"

Lysandra Kay Bencke was my

thirteen year old handicapped daughter.

On Christmas day 1997, Lysandra

had a seizure and was in a coma for five

days before she passed away.

During those five days I wrote

"Christmas in Heaven".

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That is absolutely beautiful. But it is still very sad not to have all our loved ones with us for christmas. I wonder if thats what its really like. It paints a nice picture. I guess one day we will all find out.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2006 at 6:57AM
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i wonder as well what it is really like. sometimes with such doubt, but other times i want to believe all the promises of eternal life, etc. is it real, or is it just to satisfy us humans? i guess we really don't know until the time and that's where faith comes into the picture.

i did experience/witness death of a loved one this last year and there is no doubt in my mind God's hand reached down from heaven and took him. it was beautiful, it was peaceful and it was something i know i will never experience again. that was the one time doubt, in my mind/heart, never entered the picture. i don't think i will ever be able to say/feel that again, but one never knows. again, faith. something i can't say i always have.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2006 at 10:10AM
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I remember that someone gave me this the first Christmas after my daughter was gone. It is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2006 at 9:52PM
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