There is a lot of sorrow surrounding Christmas-time.
Some people are gravely ill, others have to come to terms with the effects of old-age, for others Christmas will never be the same again because the family circle has disintegrated irreparably through separation or death. There is much grief because death performs its grim task mercilessly on our roads – particularly at this period.
There are parents who long painfully for their children who will not be home for Christmas for various reasons (I am one of them) – some reasons being: they have emigrated, or live too far away to be able to be home for Christmas, or because estrangement has set in, threatening to break the hearts of parents.
There are countless reasons why these days hold little joy for many. One of the most terrible is the loneliness of those who will miss a loved one this Christmas, due to death. Who can truly express or comprehend this longing?
The Child of Bethlehem had to travel these dark roads Himself as a man on earth, and therefore, He is one with us in our grief and pain. He too had to sob for His loneliness at one time. He cares for you and He understands! he is mighty to touch your heart with consolation. Remain close to Him and you WILL experience the joy of victory, because His LOve will pull you through.
God of the lonely and sorrowful, thank YOU for also bringing us comfort for our pain.
Comfort in tribulation can only be obtained on the certain grounds of faith in the Scriptures and the teachings of Jesus Christ.
~ Sir Thomas More ~
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