First Christmas in heaven

The poem First Christmas in Heaven has special meaning to me.
It was one of the poems my mother left for me to read after she died.
And even though I wasn't following Jesus at the time...
it gave me assurance that there is a Heaven and someday, if we give
our hearts to Jesus...we will be reunited with our loved ones
who have gone on to be with the Lord.

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This page is dedicated to my Mother
Nancy Lou (Custer) Balsbaugh
who went to be with the Lord on May 28, 1983
and is now celebrating the season that she loved best, with Jesus!
She touched many lives and her memory lives on in our hearts
Though she never had a chance to see any of her grandchildren born,
we will all be together some day to spend all eternity
in the presence of our Lord!


God saw you were getting tired
and a cure was not to be
so he put His arms around you
and whispered, "Come to Me".
With tearful eyes I watched you,
and saw you pass away.
Although I loved you dearly....
I could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest.
God broke my heart to prove to me
He only takes the best.

~Author Unknown~

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First Christmas In Heaven

I've had my first Christmas in Heaven
A glorious wonderful day!
I stood with saints of the ages
Who found Christ, the Truth, and the Way

I sang the glad songs of redemption,
How Jesus to Bethlehem came,
And how they had called His name Jesus,
That all might be saved through His name.

We sang once again with the angels,
The song that they sang that blest morn,
When shepherds first heard the glad story
That Jesus, the Saviour, was born.

O, dear one, I wish you had been here:
No Christmas on earth could compare
With all the rapture and glory
We witness in Heaven so fair.

You know how I always loved Christmas;
It seemed such a wonderful day,
With all of my loved ones around me,
The children so happy and gay.

Yes, now I can see why I loved it,
And, Oh, what a joy it will be,
When all of my loved ones are with me,
To share in the glories I see.

So dear ones on earth, here's my greeting:
Look up till the day dawn appears,
And, Oh, what a Christmas awaits us,
Beyond all our partings and tears.
~Author Unknown~

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