We received some rough news this week. A diagnosis. A good friend. A young mother.
How do we handle this cancer nightsoil in the midst of Christmas carols and wrapping and baking. Where is the joy? I am struggling to find it.
I found it on Facebook, of all places, where her neighbor set up a Caring Bridges site. There’s a picture of over 50 people gathered in prayer. I texted, “I am overwhelmed by what you are doing.”
“It’s hard to accept the love that comes with such a crappy thing.”
So I will find joy in the love. Love of my family, my friends far and near, and of God’s word made flesh.
Watch the light of the full moon tonight, this Christmas Eve, hold your loved ones tight. Because this moment is all we have. Merry Christmas!