2018 12 19: Christmas is for the Grown-Ups

If you find yourself in the bleak midwinter of life, the Christmas feast we’ll celebrate tomorrow is especially for you.  If your health is failing, if your marriage is struggling, if your loved ones are dying, if you look at the mess of your life and are suffering the heartache that sin always brings, Christmas is for you.  Christmas isn’t just for the kids.  It’s for the grown-ups.  It’s for us when we’ve reached the end of the line, when our hope is gone, when our hearts are frozen in the bleak midwinter of grief and anger and we wonder where God went.  When that’s where we are, our lives are in the season of Advent.