I was caught by the words of a Christmas song today which seemed to have new meaning in this season.
The root song: The First Noel, which has always been my favorite carol. In this modern rendition, additional lyrics in the bridge had me thinking heavenward. (Full song below)
HEAVEN AND EARTH
WILL JOIN IN THE SONG
TO WORSHIP THE KING OF KINGS
Singing these lyrics, I couldn’t help but think about the people in heaven I love dearly also singing along in worship. It was a pause-worthy moment as I pictured heaven and earth joining together to not merely sing, but to worship our King. People and angels gathered to worship the same God from very different locations. Praising the King who came, and the reason we celebrate Christmas.
On a day when I couldn’t help but deeply feel Josh’s absence, God reminded me of the big picture of our story — with the our not being just Josh and I, but God and I.
And the community of heaven and earth joining together like the most beautiful Christmas gathering ever.
Bonus photos of travels and my friends who took a friend’s photos with me too!
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Hi! It's Jenn Brown, writing my story that is now slightly different as we enter a season of new grief. On September 30, 2019, my dear husband Josh passed away after battling brain cancer.