Likely, you are too busy embracing loved ones, baking cookies, delivering gifts or relaxing by the fire to read this post. Christmas is a day that we bustle about to make things perfect; that we seek to create our own little vision of heaven on earth.
But life isn’t perfect and you may be far from home. You may have lost a loved one this year, or a marriage or a job. The expectations of Christmas may be weighing heavily upon your heart.
As my mother was dying this summer, drifting between this world and the next– and I believe, conversing with angels– she repeated over and over, “We have so much happiness ahead of us. You have no idea how much happiness we have ahead of us in the eternities.”
And so, as I am missing her this Christmas, I am especially grateful for the Babe in Bethlehem who lived and died to “wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain.” Rev. 21:4
There is so much happiness ahead for each of us. If your heart is heavy and your hands hang down, let the Lord reach out and heal you. Let Christmas fill your heart.
No matter how busy your day, I promise this video is worth all 8 minutes and 36 seconds.