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Last year at Christmas none of us had any idea what the year 2020 would bring. Our family didn’t know that by this time, we would have one empty seat at our table with the passing of my mother. I wrote this story in January 2020, when the world was a different place. I was inspired by Pastor Barry’s Christmas Eve sermon, not knowing that my mom would be spending her next Christmas in another place, outside of time. I have no idea what she is seeing, hearing, and experiencing, but I know it is amazing.

The First Retelling of an Old, Old Story by Glynis Becker

I hope you enjoy this piece of fiction about what Christmas might be like in heaven. May we keep that sense of wonder, awe, and rejoicing at the miracle of Emmanuel all year long.