Whether or Not It’s the Most Wonderful Time

Parties. Beautiful music. Gifts. Bright lights. Family gatherings. Children filled with excitement. And so much delicious food. It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But what do you do when the most wonderful time of the year is not the most wonderful time of the year for you because you’re overwhelmed by grief, fighting depression, watching your marriage come unraveled or seeing people you love destroy their lives? The worst thing you can do is deny how you feel, pretend everything is fine or conclude the problem is you. The best thing you can do is hold on to for dear life to the one thing that truly matters about Christmas: God loves you so passionately that God has gotten as personally involved as possible in real life to bring real forgiveness, real healing and real hope.