It is Christmas Eve. Well. Christmas Eve morning as I post this, but we will go with Christmas Eve. Have you ever thought about heaven on Christmas Eve? I’m not necessarily talking about today as the day before Christmas. Have you ever really thought about how the citizens of heaven were feeling the day before Jesus was to leave there and be born into a human body? At this point, (aka Christmas Eve, you know, the donkey ride, “no room for you at the inn…” and all that) those looking on had to already see that this was gonna be a bumpy landing. What were they thinking and feeling? They already had a ring-side seat of the track record of the human race… that same human race that would be caring for this new born babe. Did they know how it would all play out? That night, as He was in their presence, before he came as the Son of Man, before He gave up His glory, did they know? Did they know what that meant? Did they know? Just something to think about on this Christmas Eve.
Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” ~ Luke 2:8-14 (NIV)