as with most christmases, this is nowhere near the happiest, joyfullest, merriest day of my life. (neither is it anywhere near the saddest, painfullest, miserablest day of my life.) but this day is a reminder that despite all that, Jesus is near; and even should the world (my world) fall apart, He would still be here. so i guess that should be enough.
Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge;
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he'll take and shield thee;
thou wilt find a solace there.