Sunday, December 30, 2007

Today's poem is for those who are hurting with
grief this Christmas, as I know many who are.
If this poem doesn't describe you today,
perhaps you know someone it will minister to.

When Sadness Comes At Christmas Time

This may be a Christmas when sorrow comes to
calland brings a winter unlike any you remember.
When the joy of the season is tinged with
sadness and you struggle to get through December.
But this is a Christmas you'll not soon forget
if this Christ is the Lord of your life.
For the Baby who was born, who we celebrate
with joy is also Lord of your pain and your
strife. though Christmases past brought tears
of sheer gratitude for your salvation &
forgiveness of sins.
This Christmas brings tears for your grief
and your sorrow and the sadness as each day
begins. but this Christmas you will know another
side of your King for He's the Comforter who
tends to your pain.
He cares that you're hurting and He stands
even closer when the teardrops start falling
like rain. and this is the Christmas when you
will be thankful that your Savior came in
human flesh. he tasted heartache, suffering and
sorrow so He could hold you and offer you rest.
This is the Christmas when your heart will
realize it's not the festivities or events to
attend. but Christmas brought a Savior for
every phase of your life and true peace that
never will end.

I will love You, O LORD, my strength.
The LORD is my rock and my fortress
and my deliverer; My God, my strength,
in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my
salvation, my stronghold.
* PSALM 18:1-2 *

~ by Sheila Gosney ~

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