The memories from Christmas are still fresh in my mind.
The parties.....so many parties.
Gifts from the heart.
Time spent with the people that mean so much to me.
Sitting in front of the fire, with the Christmas lights on, listening to Christmas music.
Appreciating the Reason for the season.
Basking in the Joy of the holidays.
Holding on to the moments, one at a time.
It all goes by so quickly.....so quickly....you cannot relive the moments.
They are fleeting.
Then, they are gone.
Christmas morning you get the news.
A young family member is gone.
A life cut short.
No advance notice. No note. No illness.
Found Christmas Eve.
Leaving a young wife, and two babies...…..shattered.
A whole family, lost and torn to pieces.
How can you make sense of what people choose to do?
Who can answer the "why"?
The ripple effect from one act goes out farther than what anyone can imagine.
It's just too overwhelming to try to figure out.
So where will we find healing?
Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek, and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light .Matt. 11:28-30.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phillip. 4:7
Through all of the grief, the questions, the confusion....there is one constant.....The ONE that understands the pain. The One that never leaves us ,nor forsakes us.
As we move on from the holidays, and family members slowly heal from the loss of their loved one, hopefully we will keep each other lifted up in prayer.
Love to all.