What Grieving People Wish You Knew at Christmas
- Tuesday, December 5, 2017
- By Tom Anderst
Sunday, December 10, we will be focusing on supporting those who have lost loved ones over the past 12 months. This tradition was started a few years ago in our church family by one of our members. She had the vision to express consolation, sympathy and recognition to those who were going into the Christmas season for the first time without a loved one. We used to purchase poinsettias for every family and provide them with some words of encouragement to help them through the Christmas season. This year has been unusual in this area. We have had 3 times more deaths of people connected to our church family than years past. So we will be doing something a little different this Sunday during the worship service for those families. We hope you can join us. But even if you can’t be there, it is important to think about and be sensitive to those who have lost loved ones this year. Nancy Guthrie has written an excellent article about that at Desiring God. Click HERE to find it. Please take a few minutes to read this. Then prepare to reach out to our grieving friends and church family.