The lights of Christmas are stunning, the music beautiful and the joy of the season is everywhere. And yet in the midst of this most wonderful time of the year, children cower in the face of abusive parents, millions struggle with depression so powerful they contemplate taking their lives and parents grieve the devastating loss of a child. This is real life. But it is exactly this real life into which the Son of God fully entered to bring real hope to real people who are really hurting. So if you are struggling and don’t know what to do, go to the stable. And if you know someone who needs help and hope, take that person with you. There’s always room in the stable for one more.