Will we celebrate Christmas in heaven? Why not? Isn’t heaven the best place to celebrate Christ? For as a tiny human, He entered our world. Now He reigns in heaven.
I asked this question at the dinner table, and the response went to the name of Christ that we mention most at Christmas time: Immanuel, God with us. In heaven we will be in God’s presence; we will know Him as He knows us. On earth, God is with us. In heaven, we will be with God forever. Would that not prescribe our praise to Him for all He has done? He came to earth as the most vulnerable of all creatures, a tiny human baby, a zygote beginning in His mother’s womb. He lived and walked this planet with His disciples: healing, teaching, loving, and finally sacrificing His life for us all. Then He rose from the grave, triumphant in glory as He returned to be with the Father.
I’ve read someplace that Christ in heaven is still incarnate, still in the flesh. We will see Him. We will walk and talk with Him. He is and will be our Friend forever. I think Scripture supports this. Consider these verses in Revelation:
‟Look! He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, including those who pierced Him. And all the families of the earth will mourn over Him. This is certain. Amen” (1:7).
‟Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last, the Living One. I was dead, but look—I am alive forever and ever” (1:17b, 18a).
‟Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse. Its rider is called Faithful and True . . . He wore a robe stained with blood, and His name is the Word of God” (19:11, 13).
‟Look! God’s dwelling is with humanity, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God” (21:3).