Christmas In Heaven

Are you part of that glorious holy night?
I wonder . . . .what Christmas in Heaven is like

~ “Christmas In Heaven” lyrics

I began seeing a Grief Counsellor a month after Keaton died.  She listened to me with compassion, looked at my son’s photos and mementos and also took the time to read my poems and articles. 

It was a relief to get things off my mind for that short hour.  During my appointments, I could express my sadness and pain in a raw and honest way and never felt the pressure to “be strong” or pretend like everything was ok; I was allowed to just “be”.  Thankfully, she never seemed to get tired of hearing about my son.  What a blessing it was to be able to talk to someone who understood that my grief needed to be expressed rather than supressed, especially during the holiday season.

As our first Christmas without Keaton approached, I got an email from my counsellor saying that she had a little Christmas gift for us.  It turns out she had ordered a CD with a single song on it called “Christmas In Heaven” by Sarah Schieber.  I was touched by her kindness and after reading the lyrics, the song began to mean a lot to me. 

The story behind this song is full of hope and healing at Christmas time after losing a loved one.  Sarah is a bereaved wife and in this song, she fondly thinks about what Christmas in heaven must be like – something I’ve often wondered myself.  I thought I would share this beautiful music with you…

Christmas In Heaven

Sung by Sarah Schieber

2008 words and music by Jeremy Johnson and Paul Marino

December hasn’t changed
This town looks the same
They still light that tree in the city square
There’s red, white, and green shining everywhere
And I wish you were here
And I wonder . . .

Is the snow falling down on the streets of gold?
Are the mansions all covered in white?
Are you singing with angels Silent Night?
I wonder . . . what Christmas in Heaven is like

There’s a little manger scene
Down on Third and Main
I must have walked right by it a thousand times
But I see it now in a different light
Cause I know you are there
And I wonder . . .

Are you kneeling with shepherds before Him now?
Can you reach out and touch His face?
Are you part of that glorious holy night?
I wonder . . . .what Christmas in Heaven is like


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