A while back I heard a great idea that I wanted to pass along: before you head out to wherever you’re going for Christmas day, or as you’re preparing to host the celebration at your house, take a moment to think of anyone you know who has experienced loss such as the death of a loved one or divorce at any time this year. Write down their phone number to have handy so that you can give them a call to let them know they’re in your thoughts and prayers this Christmas.
I got this idea from a guest on Relevant Radio. He had lost a child, and found that some of the hardest times to get through were that first Thanksgiving and first Christmas without his son; yet since his son had died in Spring, the huge initial outpouring of support had passed and he had his wife felt alone as they struggled to get through the holidays.
So keep those who have experienced loss this year in your prayers as they prepare to celebrate this first Christmas without their loved one, and give them a call on Tuesday to let them know you care.
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