Friday, December 24, 2010

Heavenly Hosts

'When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."'  Luke 2:15

Probably not the most recognizable passage from the Christmas story.  The shepherds weren't really concerned with the angels returning to heaven, they had a baby to see.  For families all over the world, though, the Christmas season is another one that their loved ones will be celebrating in Heaven.  Angels who have left their earthly home.  Angels who will never leave their families' hearts.

I can't pretend I know what it's like.  A lot of times, I don't know what to say.  No words will make it better, easier.  People cannot be expected to pick up and carry on as if nothing happened - be it a year removed, 10 years, 100.  The angel will always be a part of their family.  I only hope to let people know I care. 

I pray for what peace can be achieved in the hearts of the bereaved, and for many signs from your angels.  I pray also for a cure for SMA, because there will never be a cure for a broken heart.