The Sadness That Stole Christmas

December 7, 2023

While Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and celebration, it can bring up other feelings for people as well. Many people will feel sadness this Christmas – sadness for a lost loved one, sadness of painful childhood memories of holidays, sadness of what Christmas could be but isn’t. Jesus was also sad at times, as we see in the passage of Lazarus death and how it moved Jesus to tears. Sadness is an emotion that we are allowed to have, one God created us to have. How can we celebrate Christmas through the sadness?