She ceased hearing the rest of the words. She was stuck on the word cancer. The prognosis didn’t sound encouraging. Her Christmas joy faded right there in the doctor’s office.
He thought he was just having some problems, that some medicine would cure. Unfortunately, this problem called for more than a prescription.
The couple didn’t know if they were going to make it. The trying just seemed so hard. The smiles that used to exist, were now distant memories. When did life become this hard?
A sick child, hospital visits, stringent menus, and worry. That is what is served up this Christmas.
Unwanted diagnoses, senseless accidents, broken relationships and painful decisions. So much to deal with. Not sure if celebration is on the “to do” for many, this year.
And yet…..in the middle of the mess-ups, misfits, memories, and medical, is the miracle.
The miracle that is just as needed in 2016, as it was over two millennia ago. The miracle of Jesus coming into this sin scarred world…giving hope. Giving life. Giving Himself.