And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favours!” Luke 2:13-14 NRSV

Thought

Christmas may come to you in small, private moments when your heart is strangely touched by joy. The experience of Christmas may surprise you with the mystery of its comfort. Amid the chaos of grief, the moment of Christmas may take your breath away with its life-renewing peace. Look for a sign; it will overwhelm you as the certainty of life beyond death reaches into your heart with the unmistakable gift of God’s love.

Prayer

God, I join with the angels in singing your praise. I am grateful for your peace on earth and in my heart. Amen.

Assurance

God favors me with heavenly love.

Originally published in Beyond the Broken Heart - Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey,
Abingdon Press 2012