As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Christmas Classics won’t be far behind, airing in the next month. One of my favorites, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” tries to explain how angels can influence human beings. Henry Travers, plays Clarence, an angel longing to earn his wings by helping George, played by Jimmy Stewart, see how great his life is despite the financial woes of the Great Depression. This film portrays the noise inside of heaven, ringing bells, as angels complete their assignment thereby earning their wings.
According to the Bible, heaven is compared to a party, similar to a wedding reception, Matthew 22:1-14. From an eyewitness, the son of God, rejoicing occurs every time a sinner repents, Luke 15:7. While there are certain stereotypes linked to born again Christians, this doesn’t mean that a church service can’t turn into a football frenzy audience. In additional, beyond the emotions of any celebration, there will be no tears in heaven, Revelation 21:4, wiped away by Jesus
On earth, the sound of gun shots, screams and violence make heaven seem like an eternity away. Instead of letting a doom and gloom mentality cause you to give up hope, take advantage of the coming Christmas Spirit. May believers bring Joy to the World as the sweet sound of worship music revive souls, bringing the noise inside of heaven down to earth.
by Jay Mankus