Well, here we are, dear friends; celebrating another holiday season. I pray you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. And for those of you who braved the big shopping day, I hope your efforts were rewarded.

For many of us, Thanksgiving and Christmas is a time of remembering. Since we are a military family, our memories can be bitter sweet. The holidays were often a time of separation from our loved ones. But God is faithful to restore those times of loneliness, if we allow Him to do so.

I realize some of you may relate your holidays to deeper hurts, especially those who suffered the tragic loss of a loved one. My mother is one of those dear people who carries a scar of memory. She always relates Thanksgiving to the day her father died.

I’m sure many of you know someone who suffers with depression. It can be a time of loneliness and emotional isolation, especially when the world appears to be preoccupied with celebration and shopping. So,you may wonder how to comfort those who mourn. There’s something I’ve learned during my 60+ years, and I wish to share it with you…God is the only medicine in healing wounds of the soul.

So, if you know someone is hurting, please pray for them. The gift of intercession was created by God. It allows us to lift others who are too wounded to walk through the hurt. If we carry their wounds to the Lord, he is faithful to heal, or at least bring the balm of peace.

So, during the next month of festivities, I pray you will focus on the one who deserves our devotion… “For unto us a son is born, unto us a son is given…and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

Until next time, I pray you will be blessed by His presence. In His name,Donna

Author: Donna Dotson

Donna Dotson is a published Christian Author with WestBow Press, and a member of Romance Writers of America.

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