The Christmas season for me is always a time of reflection. For some reason, this time of year brings to mind all those I love who are no longer with me (including the grumpy little feline pictured above).
There’s a hint of sadness, but there’s also a fair amount of gratitude that I was able to know these people and pets and be blessed by them. There’s a little regret that I didn’t make more time for them, but there’s also a peaceful assurance that I will see them again one day.
As surely as death is inevitable for everyone, I know that one day God in Jesus will wipe away every tear from all our eyes. What awaits is worth any loss or sacrifice or sorrow we’ve ever known.
Christmas is a reminder that at the darkest time of the year, hope is born again.