When Heaven Met Earth

“When he took the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and golden bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song”

Revelation 5:8-9

Before the days of Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, and a plethora of other service providers we listened to the radio during the month of December which pretty much played Christmas music twenty-four seven. As I was reading the book of Revelation this morning I was reminded that singing is the business of heaven.

The last book of our bible gives us a glimpse of what took place when heaven met earth at the birth of Jesus. Its no wonder then why there are so many Christmas songs. Singing and worship in particular are the natural expression and response to the glory of God.

If you have ever contemplated what heaven will be like one day all you have to do is read the apostle John’s account in the book of Revelation and you learn quickly there is a lot of singing taking place. First you have the four creatures and then 24 elders joining in as the numbers just keep growing until John see’s in Revelation 5:11, “Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands,” Thats a big choir!

In the Lord’s prayer that Jesus taught His disciples in Matthew 6:10, we read, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” If you have ever wondered what is going on in heaven at any given moment one thing we know for certain is there is singing. Singing God’s praise is one way we can be in the will of God and aligning ourselves with the activity taking place in heaven right now.

So, go ahead, put on that Christmas music play list, pull out the old lp’s from days gone by and sing along all the songs that magnify the birth of our Savior into this world. Not only will you be glorifying God and proclaiming good will towards men, you will be lifting your own spirits in the process just like that first Christmas morn!

“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 2:13-14


Michael Osthimer





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