Fireworks in heaven?

Hi Friends,

I trust your summer is off to a smashing start. For me, I am camping again this weekend. My family of four will fit nicely into our camper. We don’t really fish or hunt. We shoot for more relaxed activities. Throwing a game of Bean Bag Toss is on the docket. Overall, pretty low-key. And then there are fireworks.

fireworks

I love fireworks. Actually, I love shooting off the fireworks. There is an adrenaline rush. The explosion. Even the smell is pleasant to me.


I wonder if there are fireworks in heaven.

When Christ returns for His church, will there be fireworks to celebrate? Or when a soul surrenders to God, do the angels light of some boomers?

For me, I think so. God is a creative God and so why not. Fireworks in heaven. Sounds cool to me.

Either way, I know I will be there someday, will you?

One Yard of Christmas, pt. 2

Christmas is the greatest time of the year! Jammed pack into a few weeks, one gets to experience cookies, family, gifts, lights, music, and so much more! It is a great time to celebrate. In fact that is the topic of this blog; celebration. If you have not read part 1, please do so and you will understand what I mean about One Yard of Christmas.

As we did with the word ‘feat’, let’s go back to Luke 2 and find out what the second word is in One Yard of Christmas.

Luke 2:8-10 says, And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.”

We have all heard the story. The shepherds out in the fields with the sheep. A quiet and chilly night. Clear skies. BAM! An angel bursts into vision! The shepherds freak out! (I think any normal person would) But then the angel begins to speak, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy…” The angel used the word Joy.

That brings me to the second part of One Yard of Christmas: fete

Here is how Dictionary.com defines the word fete:

  1. a day of celebration; holiday 2. a festive celebration or entertainment 3. a religious feast or festival

christmas fete

The birth of the Savior gives us reason to celebrate. Let’s hold a fete in His honor. Bring out the cookies and cakes. Wrap the presents and trim the trees. Sing great anthems to God. These are all appropriate actions because we are commemorating a timeless truth: God came to earth as a little baby human so we could see him. This brings great joy!

As you recall this past Christmas, what was it you were celebrating?

In your entire cookie eating and gift opening, who was at the center of your heart? You or Jesus?

Don’t misunderstand me. I like getting gifts and enjoying holiday parties. But it boils down to honoring our Lord and Savior with all that we do. So next time you hear the phrase “Jesus is the Reason for the Season”; please remember that the fete of Christmas is really for Him. I know there are 11 months until next Christmas so start now. Get into the habit of making your life a fete (celebration) of Jesus. He won’t mind a year long party. =-)