Off my soap box now, I would like to remind you that our Lord and Savior savors the relationship with his children. Even when our little world is falling apart, there is a greater plan. For His ways are not our ways and giving thanks in all things feels wrong. But God did not instruct us to give thanks FOR all things, but IN all things. For all things work together for those that serve according to HIS purpose. There will be sorrow and heartache for many this holiday season. I find comfort in knowing the Comforter is greater than any sadness that reaches into my personal life. Does it ache? Sure, but as Charles Colson, in The Faith, (according to David Jeremiah) The Trinity...answers the deepest needs of the human heart, offering a depth of spirituality unknown in any other religion.
Today, I close in a word of prayer for any of you that are feeling the depth of pain of loss. May you also feel the joy of understanding of Christ love for you.