Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas, friends

This week Autumn has asked a lot of questions about Garrett and why he didn't get to stay here. I'm not entirely certain why it's on her mind...although, really, it may just be because it's the holidays. I guess there isn't any reason that kids shouldn't feel loss more strongly at this time of year. Although it's tough sometimes, I feel like we've been able to have some great conversations. I tell her that because Jesus came (which is what Christmas celebrates), died, and came back to life (what Easter celebrates), we get to come back to life in Heaven when we die. And that's where Garrett is waiting on us.

I know many of you are missing loved ones this holiday season. I pray that you and your families experience the comfort and hope that comes from Jesus. I'll leave you for now with a bit Autumn and I read tonight from the Storybook Bible:

This baby would be like that bright star shining in the sky that night. A Light to light up the whole world. Chasing away darkness. Helping people to see. And the darker the night got, the brighter the star would shine.

May the Light shine bright, even and especially in the darkness.

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