It Ought to Be Otherwise

To those who are experiencing their first Christmas with an empty seat at the table this year, and to those who have dined with an empty seat for a while…

To those missing their family this season, and to those for whom the definition of that word has a complex or painful meaning…

To those who are sick this Christmas, and to those who are caring for someone who is…

To those in a pit, for which getting out of bed some days is a monumental victory…

To those who are sad, wounded, or angry; and to those who have been betrayed…

To those who have children who can’t control themselves, causing others to make assumptions about both you and your child…

To those who appear to the world to have everything, but inside are tormented by never being enough; and to those looking to them and yearning for what they have…

To those who don’t know how they will pay their bills this month, unable to contemplate what next year may hold…

To those who are bruised or broken by the hands of another, or by their words…

To those stuck in the middle, desperate for what’s next…

To those who are anxious and don’t know why, and to those who are drowning in the darkness and can’t see a way out…

You are not alone.

Behind every smiling Facebook post and glowing Instagram image, the common thread of a broken world runs through us all this holiday season.

Yes, it ought to be otherwise – but in fact, we have hope.

We have hope, because through Him (the One who’s birth we celebrate this season) all things were made. In Him was life – and that life was the light of all mankind.

We have hope, because in Him, the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

We have hope, because unto us a child is born, unto to us a son is given; and the government will be on His shoulders, and He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Yes, we have hope.

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