The Dayspring: Dispersing Our Darkness

O come, Thou Dayspring
Come and cheer
Our spirits by Thine advent here
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadows put to flight

Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, o Israel

For all the reputation Christmas has of being “the most wonderful time of the year,” it sure can bring some blues with it, ya know? I am thinking of all the precious people I know who are fighting painful battles right now. Some who have lost loved ones this year and are facing their first Christmas without that one so unspeakably dear.

How do we do it? How do we push through the “gloomy clouds” darkening our inner atmosphere? How do we find joy in the midst of what has been the most difficult year so many of us have ever endured?

The famous lyrical lines above are not just holiday sentiment. They are bedrock Continue reading The Dayspring: Dispersing Our Darkness