"Grief And The Holidays"

November 18, 2020 | By Chuck

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, it may look and feel a little different this year, but it still marks the beginning of the holiday season. For many, the holiday season is a time of excitement and joy and a time for family gatherings and making new memories. Some spend much of the year preparing for the holidays. The holidays seem to be a popular time of year, at least for some. Believe it or not, there are those who dread the holiday season. Some wish they could go into hibernation from the day before Thanksgiving until January 2nd of the New Year.
As surprising as it may be, there are those who grieve through this “most wonderful time of year” each year. Some spend the entire holiday season just trying to get out of bed and put one foot in front of the other. Sure the holidays remind them of wonderful memories with family. Sadly, the holidays also remind them that some of their loved ones are no longer here to celebrate with them. This holiday season as you gather to celebrate with your loved ones, please remember and pray for those who will struggle with grief during this festive season. Maybe make a call or send a card just to let them know that you are thinking of them.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (II Cor.1:3-4).