The Sound Of Christmas

Day 2 of 5 • This day’s reading

Devotional

When Heaven Kisses the Earth


Lyrics by David Binion and Reba Rambo McGuire


Could this be the gateway of Heaven


Could this be the doorway of grace


Is the King of the ages among us


Is the Lord really here in this place 


There is a signature fragrance


And the sound of abundance of rain 


There is a swirling of Glory


On the face of the deep once again


The angels dance up and down the ladder


Announcing the birth of His Word


All of Creation is trembling


As the cry of redemption is heard


And the Kingdom of Heaven


Kisses the earth 


The spell of the darkness is broken


The world is embraced by the


Prince of the Light


The dreams that were dead have awoken 


The Daystar Of hope is arising to shine


And He sings of the dawning of freedom 


The song of the Lamb 


and the Sovereign I Am


Is the sound of His Heavenly Kingdom


Kissing the earth


Peace on earth


Goodwill to men


Kisses


From Heaven


I love the Sound of Christmas. The busy sidewalks, and ringing bells. I love the church choirs singing in candlelight. The Sound of Christmas is really The Sound of Heaven. And its origin was not in Bethlehem 2000 years ago. It actually began before the foundation of the world. He was the slain Lamb long before he was born in a stable where lambs found refuge. 


The Lamb “slain before the foundation of the world” was the revelation of Jesus in the mind of the Godhead before the brilliance of Eden. Evolutionists call it the Big Bang theory. It was much more than a Big Bang when God spoke, “Let there be!” The Sound of His voice shook nothingness to its core and the Light of Heaven broke into the realm of the visible and it was Glorious!


Let there be! And the grass grew, the birds sang, and the waves of the sea responded with applause as Heaven invaded earth. 


The Father contemplates for a moment the slain Lamb. He considers the sacrifice of His Son and then knowingly begins to shape the form that would bring our salvation. All of Heaven said, “It looks like Him! His image! Heaven on earth!”


When Jesus would later teach his disciples to pray, “On earth as it is in Heaven” he was asking for something He had already seen before: Heaven on earth!


John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only son....


For God so loved the world. He created the earth for His pleasure and purpose. Then He taught us to pray, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven!”


In Genesis He creates His image and tells him to subdue and have dominion. But He already knew Adam would fall. So, He made provision before creation to accomplish the original intent of His heart.


And now we find ourselves in Bethlehem. Angels have appeared announcing the birth of the King. The same angels that were present when they beheld God’s image in the garden, are now witnesses to the birth of the Son of God--His image in the form of an infant. The tiny fingers that gripped those of His mother would be the same fingers that would grasp the keys of Death and Hell and restore what Adam lost. 


So, as you listen to the sounds of the season this year, as we celebrate the birth of the Infant Messiah, may we not lose sight of the fulfillment, of the reality that Heaven kissed the earth.


Heaven kissed the earth when God said, “Let there be!” And again, when the virgin gave birth to the God child. He came then so that He can come now, every time we worship Him and create a place for Him to inhabit. Creation’s song blended with the Sound of Heaven stirs the song in our hearts again and again as we celebrate this season with The Sound of Christmas.