If Christmas does not make you sad, this message may not be for you. Feel free to move on to whatever’s next in your day.
However if you DO relate – if you’re one of those people who struggles with the Holidays because of tough family situations, loneliness or losses, this is for you.
On Christmas Eve, I hosted a very special guest, Jess Smiley.
Jess lost her first husband to leukemia several years ago. Then three years ago, she lost her 13 year old son Alex to the same disease.
We had a front-row seat to the entire saga – the chemo, the roller coaster ride of hope and discouragement, everything. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
Jess is a very good friend of me and my family; her kids and my kids play together. They used to live just down the road from us. For a long time we went to church together.
Yeah… Christmas is a rough season for Jess.
BUT – and this is a big but – Jess experienced a miracle.
I know it sounds crazy, but I saw it happen right before my eyes. Had I not, I might never believe it. It was almost exactly three years ago, just a few months after she lost Alex. It was a miracle of God taking her grief away.
I have never seen anything like it.
On Christmas Eve, she came over to my house and we talked about it.
I don’t know how this will connect with whatever challenges and trials you’ve had in your life, but… if Christmas makes you sad, Jess’s story will lift you up.
Watch the recording below:
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To your healing,
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