We are turning the corner to Christmas week, and I am not emotionally ready quite yet. I am not prepared for all the festivities to begin because I do not want them to end. That is where I am this year, ready to soak up the comfort and joy.
However, I have experienced some dark Christmas weeks in which the holiday only exasperated my pain. I recognize many of you are in a dark season, and I am thinking about you and praying for you.
There is no perfect Christmas celebration, so we take what life gives us under the grace of God, whether in good or bad circumstances. Let’s face this Christmas with poise, strength, resolve, and perspective. Let’s not get too up or too down. Steady on in the will of God, as we assuredly plod forward.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!