The Light of God’s Love

Perhaps you are among the many people for whom this Christmas Season is not a season of joy but a trial and a challenge because of the losses you have had to face.   For you, the Christmas cheer and the reason for celebration have long since been lost in the fog of confusion, disappointment and loneliness. It is not a season to enjoy, but it has become a season to be endured.  The Christmas Season, or any holiday, can bring lots of discouragement. Discouragement blocks us from seeing the good things that are right in front of us to celebrate.  It can smother our ambitions, cause doubts and control our actions, freeze our creative minds, paralyze our faith, magnify our problems, cloud our vision of what could be, and dash our dreams. We often forget the past victories we have had and how faithful God has been and for sure we do not remember at all the reason for the season and that is Jesus Christ. God has a better plan for you this season. He wants to remind you that there is HOPE. The Light of God’s love is much like the morning sun, warming us, lighting our way, and he can awaken in us the hope of new beginnings.  He gives a reason to celebrate as He reminds us of the gift that He gives us at Christmas, the gift of His love which comes through his Son, Jesus.  As we receive that love, then we can freely give it to others and our hearts can once again be filled with meaning and purpose.  If you need support, please do not hesitate to call the SCSM office at 540-349-5814.

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