Reading: Luke 23: 33-43
A wise woman once said, “Those you love hurt you the most.” I’m convinced that this is true. Friends, family members, and close acquaintances often do things that break your heart. It’s hard to cope with one so close to you doing something that tears you up inside.
Life sometimes can deal you a bad hand and it may be a while before problems get resolved. Waiting for a resolution can be painful. Every day you are reminded of what ails you. Coping is almost impossible.
In this Christmas season, let us not forget about another man who endured pain and suffering. It’s the man whose birthday we celebrate on December 25. Jesus is the reason for the season. Born in a manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes, the Messiah came to earth destined to be hung on a cross, enduring pain greater than any of us will ever deal with.
It’s Christmas time once again. May the one whose birth we celebrate during this season come into your life and give you peace. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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