Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

As I get older, I realize what a bittersweet time Christmas can be. My heart delights in watching the wonder and joy in my young children’s faces. And I adore their excitement. But part of me sorely misses loved ones who aren’t here this Christmas.

For many people who aren’t surrounded by the infectious joy of children – and even those who are – Christmas is downright difficult. Challenges and losses are magnified at this time of the year. I can’t even imagine what the season seems like to those living without the thrill of Christ’s birth.

Whatever condition your heart is in this Christmas, I pray that you will discover the peace and hope found only in Jesus Christ. I pray that He will transform your sadness into joy, your discontentment into a fulfilled life. I know He can. My Christmas wish is that you will let Him.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.

Blessings to you,
Hilary

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Hilary Kimes Bernstein is a Christ follower, wife, mama, and journalist who blogs about making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environment at Accidentally Green. She’s recently released her first eBook, First Bites: How To Instill Healthy Eating Habits During Your Baby's First Year.

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