It’s Christmas Eve EVE!!!

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(GASPS) It’s Christmas Eve EVE!!!!

I wonder what the anticipation of Jesus’ birthday on earth is like in heaven.

Is there a giant countdown somewhere? Do the angels check off dates on their calendars? Does anyone even need a calendar? What would a calendar for “eternity” look like?

I wonder if at midnight of the 25th balloons fall from the sky and the heavenly hosts burst out their instruments (I’m assuming all those born without musical genes, coughmecough, will suddenly be blessed with musical talent immediately upon entering the heavenly gates) and perform a rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

And then Jesus will blow out over 2000 candles on a really large sheet cake.

And nobody would be able to use trick candles because omniscience does not lend well to surprises.

I would think that the anticipation of the day when You took a really huge demotion from heaven to earth, to dwell among us in human form so that You could ultimately bring us back to You, would be cause for a pretty raucous celebration.

Here on earth, I want to get excited as the day of Emmanuel, God with us, approaches. I should be checking off the days on my calendar in anticipation.

I can’t celebrate the day in which you came to earth with harps or a guitar or a flute or even a kazoo, but I can celebrate it with song of excitement and joy and thankfulness in my heart.

It’s Christmas Eve EVE!!!!!

Your child,

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