As we approach the Christmas season, we often leave out the hard parts of the Christmas story. It might be unintentional—it’s not something that is talked about very often. But it might also be very intentional—we don’t want to think about it.
Yet in this season, I think it’s important for us to recognize the grief that is laying deep within our souls, and bring them before God as a sort of offering. Because, as one of my mentors said, “Tears are our deepest form of worship; they are what we offer when we have nothing left to give.”
And friends, I know there have been many tears this year. And so we pause, and we remember the hard parts of the Christmas story, and we lift up the hard parts of this year, and we grieve together.