Christmas Day in the ICU

As I stated in my last blog, these pages come from a devotional book that I was writing at the time my dad had a life changing stroke. This is from my devotional “And This Ain’t Hollywood Either”, available on Amazon. God is good, even and always in the storm.

“And the angel said unto them, ’Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.’”  Luke 2:10-11

Funny how things change, and they change faster than you would like.  Our Christmases have always been spent with my family on Christmas Eve and with Robert’s family on Christmas Day.  That’s been the tradition.  But Christmas Day 2003 was also Day 13 in the ICU.  My dad’s condition was getting better and Christmas was different.  In Christmases past we were excited about the gifts and the time together as a family.  Now we are still excited about those, but it is different.  And different is o.k.  It is a new day now.  The old traditions are gone; it is time to start new ones.  The first Christmas was different also.  A child was born who would save the world.  That night changed everything.  One night changed everything for us, too. Thank God for the first Christmas that brought our precious Jesus to a dying world.  He is our only hope.


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