My mind is in a musing kind of place today.
The weather outside is picturesque. It is narnia like! There is a deluge of snow. A winter wonderland. Snow is glistening. Wow! Nature's gift.
I was given an unexpected gift this weekend. Not the kind that is impeccably wrapped with glister put with anticipation under the tree. This gift can't be opened. It is the gift of transparency.
While we are out reveling in the wonder of this festive season, may we ever be perceptive to those around us. Those who would just rather bypass the shopping malls and the Christmas programs and the gift giving. Maybe just bypass Christmas altogether.
I know loss. I have lived the loss of both of my parents. I know what that feels like.
But I have never lost a child. I can only imagine. My stomache hurts just thinking about it, but some live with that inconceivable pain on a daily basis.
I am sorry. Sorry from the bottom of my heart that there are those who are suffering in this insurmountable way.
I can only pray and say with hope that He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Amen.