It’s the holidays, which for a lot of people means fighting loneliness. . .alone.
For some it truly is being alone, with no one to commiserate with about the runny mashed potatoes at Christmas dinner with the in-laws or the long lines at the mall.
But for most, it is fighting the onrushing tide of feeling alone in a crowd.
It’s the ugly side of the hustle and bustle during the holidays.
So what’s the cure for the loneliness that hits at the “happiest” time of the year?
Ugly Sweater Parties?
(Uhhhh, lets hope not!)
Taking cheesy holiday pictures?
I think it’s simpler than breathing in the moment of the holiday cheer and hoping that some of it will infect you.
I think the answer lies in pressing the pause button on life.
Taking a deep breath.
Knowing you’re not alone, even if you feel like it tonight.
I’ve got nothing to say, no verses to type, no advice.
Just a hug from me to you.
And a thought.
Maybe Jesus came for nights like this.
Nights when we need a friend.
Nights when we feel alone.
Wherever you are, you’re in my thoughts and prayers tonight.