December 15

Tomorrow is the 15th anniversary of my father's death.  He was killed in an auto accident.  This time of year isn't a merry one for some people; it certainly wasn't for us fifteen years ago.  Yet, the hope that we celebrate at Christmas is a hope for all people in all circumstances.  The birth of our Lord is the hope and life and light for all peoples everywhere, at all times.

Gracious and loving Lord, thank you for being a strong and loving presence in our lives at all times.  Thank you for giving us hope that lasts not only for this day, but for all time, for eternity.  We praise you and lay our lives before you.  Help me to be a beacon of hope and light to those who may be hurting this season.  In Jesus' name. Amen.

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