Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas and Family

How's the song go again?

"Faithful friends who are dear to us, travel near to us once more!"

After all, isn't that one of the best parts of Christmas? In most cases we are able to spend this special day with family and friends that we don't always get to spend time with throughout the year. But then again, sometimes it's the family dynamics of family being there that can cause the most stress at the Holidays. If you don't think that's true, take some time between now and Christmas and watch a couple Holiday movies like "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" or "Home Alone!"

The truth is that for many, it is the absence of family that has put a cloud over their anticipation of December 25.

For some, this will be their first Christmas away from home.

For some this will be the first Christmas that the kids and/or grand-kids don't make it home.

For some this will be the first Christmas since losing a loved one to death.

For some this will be the first Christmas since a broken marriage took place.

This Sunday here at Gaylord E-Free we will continue our "Avoiding the Christmas Crash" message series and learn from Galatians 4:1-7, how we can avoid the Christmas Crash related to family. No matter what your family dynamic will be this Christmas, I think you will be greatly blessed and encouraged at what we will see this Sunday from this amazing passage in the Bible!

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