Loved vs. Lonely on Christmas

I am alone but not lonely today, Christmas day. All of our assorted children and parents have moved on to celebrations with their other families. My husband and I had a nice time with them earlier so we are content alone.

Alone and Lonely

I am reminded of Christmases past when I was alone and lonely. I think about people who are alone and lonely today or perhaps even more painful, people who are lonely in the middle of a crowd today. More than it is a day for large happy families gathered together enjoying harmonious relationships Christmas is actually a day for the lonely.

What are we celebrating again?

Christmas is the celebration of a very big God who is not too big to love very small people. Christmas celebrates the fact that he has not forgotten us, no matter how difficult our situation. Christmas celebrates the time the light of the world came quietly in the dark of the night to defeat the powers of darkness. That work has begun, but the battle still rages on as the defeated enemy gives a last gasp effort at causing pain and mayhem on earth. The light is moving toward his final triumph.

Alone and Loved

On Christmas we celebrate  that God is with us in the midst of our messy lives. We could never actually be all alone on Christmas, or ever for that matter, because God is with us. Jesus loves you.

Merry Christmas!

alone on Christmas This is the last in a four part advent series. For the other posts in this series click here and here and here.

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