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It’s two days to Christmas, and I’m sure we’re all trying frantically to make sure our homes are ready for Christmas and all the family who will descend on us. But have you stopped to think of those who have family members who won’t be home for Christmas this year, and how empty their home feels to them this Christmas:

  • Some may have family who are serving in the armed forces somewhere;
  • Some may live hundreds or even thousands of miles away from their families;
  • Some may have lost a loved one to illness or old age in this last year, so may be alone;
  • Some may simply have no family to share Christmas with.

So spare a thought this Christmas for those who may not be finding Christmas such a joyous occasion, as for them Christmas may just be reminding them of their loneliness.

For those of you awaiting the arrival of loved ones this Christmas, cherish them and enjoy your celebrations together, as you are fortunate to have family to share this special time with.

One week today it will be Christmas Day, when for many of us we will spend the day celebrating Christmas with our family.

Although Christmas can be a time of happiness and togetherness for everyone, that can’t be further from reality for many.

Today I’d therefore like you to take a few minutes out of your preparations for Christmas, and spend a few moments thinking about those who will find this Christmas difficult. e.g.:

  • the unemployed
  • the ill, and their families/friends
  • the lonely
  • the homeless
  • the elderly
  • those who have been bereaved, particularly those bereaved in the last year
  • those separated by many miles, from loved ones this Christmas

If you are finding/will find this Christmas difficult, I pray you will some happiness this Christmas.

If you know of anyone who is struggling/will struggle this Christmas, please pray for them that they will find peace and happiness this Christmas.