“Tis the season to be jolly, fala lala lala lala lala!”
Some reading this may actually disagree with my first sentence. While Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for Christians, as we are celebrating the birth of our Savior, many people find the Christmas season to be emotionally brutal.
Christmas can bring feelings of sadness and gloom for people who have lost loved ones and are facing an empty chair on Christmas Day. Some have experienced financial losses due to health reasons, job losses or recent storm damages. Others are facing serious health conditions. And there are so many other reasons out there causing sadness at Christmas time.
Let’s all try to remember to be a little bit more patient with others this Christmas season. If you know someone is hurting this Christmas, take an extra moment and reach out to that person. Let’s also remember, everyone we meet has a story. And some of those stories are sad. So what ever moods we are greeted with in our hustle and bustle, let’s be patient. Let’s be kind. Let’s show the love of Jesus.
If you are hurting this Christmas, I am so sorry for your pain. I pray for your healing and that you will be restored to the peace that passes all understanding. Remember, you are loved.
Let’s pray for each other every day and especially for those who are hurting this Christmas.
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32