There is a line of a song by John Mark McMillan that says, “Heaven meets earth like a sloppy wet kiss.” Upon a first hearing or reading of this lyric, the listener may be jolted by such a graphic description of heaven meeting earth. At the same time, I think the whole point of a lyric like this is to make us think.

The plan of salvation wasn’t neat and tidy. It wasn’t a picture perfect blueprint. It couldn’t be. Salvation required sacrifice. It required a blood sacrifice. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8 NASV.

As we begin celebrating this Christmas season, let us not forget that while family, friends, fellowship, and food are all wonderful aspects of our celebration, the real reason for celebration is God sent His only Son to provide that perfect sacrifice. Our sin is now under the blood of Christ. I am so grateful that heaven met earth like a “sloppy wet kiss.”

For those that don’t know the song, it is called “How He Loves”. It has been recorded by John Mark McMillan, Kim Walker (great arrangement), Jared Anderson, and David Crowder. Note that Crowder altered the ‘sloppy wet kiss’ lyric and made it ‘an unforseen kiss.’

Here’s McMillan’s version.

And here’s Crowder’s.