Menus are being planned for the Christmas meals. So many of our church members are preparing
for gathering of friends and family on that special day.
But for many others in our churches it is time of stress and sadness.
Some are remembering loved ones that have recently joined the
church triumph and miss them. Others, as they gather round tables, notice the
empty empty chairs and are sad. Still others are going through divorce – Christmas is a painful reminder that their families have changed.
Carolyn Winfrey Gillette has composed a hymn that ministers to these people that are going through difficult times.