12/26/07

The Day After

As I was weaving my shopping cart through the aisle of 50% off Christmas stuff this morning, I thought "Why I am here?". No, not the deep, soul-searching "Why I am here?", no I mean the "Why I am here shopping for stuff I didn't want or need two days ago?" question. Of course once I was able to answer that with, "I need gift bags for next year", another thought came to mind. I thought about how depressing and lonely yesterday must have been for a lot of people. Stores and restaurants closed. Cold and rainy weather. Families unhappy with the unrealized expectations of spending Christmas with each other. Now I'm depressed and lonely....sorry, drifted away there for a second. Anyway, when I got home, I went back to the devotion and scripture I read this morning which included Hebrews 13:5, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." What else do I need to know? He is trustworthy, His promises are true. In our times of loneliness, even in the midst of family and friends, He is there. He is always there. That is an exhortation that should be shouted from the rooftops and whispered into the smallest of ears.

2 comments:

Suzi Q said...

Amen sister! I couldn't agree more....you are much braver than I am, I didn't even venture out except to go to the grocery store and found a few neat sale items there. I always thought Christmas was happy for everyone until many years ago when I co-worker agreed to take my Christmas shift, she told me "I can't bear another Christmas alone",....no one needs to be alone at Christmas time unless it's by choice. I love your blogggg!!!!!

Deb said...

Hey Sue! this thing is addictive!! I am having so much fun with it--I keep clicking back and forth between your blog (which is wonderful btw) mine and wondering where this is all going to lead us! I thought about our class newsletter and I wondered if you had given any thought to how we should do it? Like Susan did? Any ideas?