I wish a Merry Christmas to all my Followers and Internet Surfers, and leave this thought: We never lose or forget the people we love, especially at this time of the year. They continue to live in our hearts and in our memories forever.
Often I catch myself saying: Mom and Dad, I wish you were here.
Especially at Christmas I hear my heart say: Mom, I wish you were here making the pumpkin pies. Or, Dad, I wish you were roasting the turkey and making the dressing, like you always did.
And of course, I will never forget my wonderful brother. All of them are gone now, but their memory lives on and I am especially conscious of their love for me at Christmas time.
It is not surprising that I find the lyrics of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” very dear when I think of my losses, and the losses others have suffered. The song covers it well as the words capture what takes place during this season to fill the holes and comfort the voids. “Faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more”.
The lyrics go on ……. “Through the years we all will be together if the Fates allow. Hang a shining star upon the highest bough, and have yourself a merry little Christmas now”.
Yet most of all, it is the truth that God loved His human creation deeply enough to make a way for us to have forgiveness and eternal life in Jesus Christ His Son. That is the shining star upon the highest bough! That is what Christmas is all about.