But, perhaps, the word "home", at least conceived in this way, is something of a metaphor of heaven. The Christian's experience of going to heaven is like waking up on Christmas morning, bright with joy and promise, tingling with excitement and delight. But unlike many Christmas mornings, there is no disappointment; rather, there is the greatest joy, beyond what could possibly be imagined, conceived, and pondered. The experience is far greater than the promise received and conceived. How glorious to think of that eternal Christmas morning when the greatest gift of all is eternally enjoyed in heaven with the highest human affection and delight! Home in heaven for Christmas! What a marvelous anticipation; what a scintillating thought!
As we gather with whomever, wherever, and whenever this Christmas time, as Christians, let us not forget about our true home. Someday, some GLORIOUS day, we will truly be "home for Christmas."