Romans 12:15 (NIV) Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.

This is a great season. A season to be happy. We give and receive presents. We get to be around family and enjoy many other traditions. As much as we need to take the time to appreciate the good times, I think it is fitting that we remember those whose lives will be different this year. For so many people, their lives have changed. Take the time to remember those who are suffering and struggling. Be happy with those that are happy. Be happy and merry with your family and friends, but don’t forget to say a prayer for those that may need one in this season. Send them a card. Call or give them a hug to let them know that we are thinking about them. I hope this new year brings lots of prosperity and happiness to you and your family. I pray that in the upcoming year we grow closer to God and that we grow closer to Jesus and the Holy Spirit. As we wait for that glorious day, may we grow closer together as well.