Twas’ a night in Saskatchewan when 16 beautiful people stormed through heaven’s gate.
their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.
they were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say.
they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“where are we?” asked one young man
“this is heaven.” declared another” we’re in God’s house.”
when what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their saviour, the young men gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
then He opened His arms and He called them by name.
and in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring.
those young men all flew into the arms of their King.
and as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
and as if He could read all the questions they had
He gently whispered to him, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”
then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe
then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My presence be known
“may this community and country be delivered from sorrow and sadness.
then He and the young men stood up without a sound.
“come now, let me show you around.”
and excitement filled the space, some smiled and some ran.
all displaying the enthusiasm that a child can.
and i heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“in the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”
Abridged from an original version “Twas the night before Christmas” written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA