It is just not Christmas without…
You fill in the blanks
Snow or at least frost in air
A spouse, parent, a child, a friend, someone you loved
Who is not there
Health, wealth, or just enough money
to put presents under the tree
or maybe not even a tree
being home to celebrate with family and friends
without clothes to keep warm
or a home in the storm
You fill in the blanks…
It is just not Christmas without. . .
Yet the truth of it all, it is all those with outs
That speak to what Christmas’s about
The broken places in our lives and hearts
The empty spaces at the Christmas table
The health issues, the presence of sin
Christ came to a world filled with doubt
The promise of love, peace, hope within
In spite of all the with outs
It is Christ that Christmas is about.
I pray the world, especially the ones that I love take time to figure that out.