Amidst all the fun, celebrations and chaos of Christmas, I thought I’ll take this day to remember all who wouldn’t be a part of this season.
We all have many fond and cherished memories of Christmas past, and may be many that are dominated by a dearly departed soul.
Let’s remember all those families who’ll be missing their loved ones terribly. Families that will want to be a part of this season’s celebrations but a huge portion of their hearts will always be saddened by the loss of a special someone.
Let’s pray that God will give them peace and joy with the renewed message of Christmas. The message that the very reason we celebrate Christmas is because Christ was born. Christ who came to this earth to take away all our sins. With the sacrifice of His body and blood He beat death on the cross. Death has no power over us anymore.
““Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?””
1 Corinthians 15:55
Let us be encouraged by the truth that one day God will raise all those who are asleep in death. By the power of the cross we will be face-to-face again with our loved ones
And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people- Ezekiel 37:13
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,-John 11:25.
Let’s remember children and adults who have lost their parents. Let’s pray that God will remind them that their Heavenly father will never abandon them – A Father that’s always present.
Let’s encourage those who have lost their spouses. They are not alone but God will give them the strength to find peace and hope.
Let’s pray for all parents who have lost their children. Their babies are safe in the heavenly arms of Jesus.
Those who have lost their siblings, a dear friend. Pray that they find a friend, a relationship and encouragement in Jesus for the life ahead.
Today let’s all take a moment to pray for strength, hope and courage for all who find it difficult to live their lives called by God because of the absence of their loved ones.