Advent 2022 – Day 20

Thank you for returning here faithfully each day as we prepare our hearts for Christmas and to see more of “God’s Love Story.”

Will you be apart from some members of your family during the holidays? Does that prompt sadness at your end? Some family members may have already passed on to Heaven, as my husband did two years ago. It seems like part of us in missing.

July 14, 1941…During the summer, my father spent several months studying in Ohio and thus was apart from Mom who was back in Massachusetts. The separation was difficult for each of them. Dad wrote about a party that he attended at the home of friends where he was the odd man out. “I felt very incomplete without Joan [when I was] among all these young married couples.”

In Col. 2:10, St. Paul says, “So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.” And he wrote to a similar message to the Ephesians (3:17-9): “Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”

I would feel incomplete without my Savior…I’m so thankful He is with me always. Do you feel the same way?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *