You could hear bells start to jingle and feel a hint of Christmas in the air. As a mom raising eight fatherless children, this easily turned into the sound of panic. The countdown to Christmas often began a personal countdown to relief – the end of the holiday chaos on December 26th.
Oh, don’t get me wrong – Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year; however, facing it alone with the desire to “make Christmas good at our house” was overwhelming. Over the years, the body of Christ came to soften this reality with touches of love through practical help. A beautifully lit angel guarded our front door one year, anonymously delivered in the night, to remind us that God was our overall protector. Men gave of their time to hang strands of lights on our home so the children would feel that life would go on.
Giving back and comforting as one has been comforted is part of the foundational drive for Perspective ministries.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 reminds us of the benefit of being comforted, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
WidowLife had the joy this year of bringing light (literally) to the dark season for thirteen widows and their fatherless children by installing outdoor Christmas lights on their homes. Thank you, Home Depot, for donating the lights and Changed 2 Ministries for their labor in making this gift possible.
“It only take a little time to show someone how much you care. It only takes a little time to answer someone’s biggest prayer” . . . Light Her World!
The widows share their appreciation:
“My boys and I are forever grateful. The wreath is beautiful. The light show – Gabriel and Cooper are stoked over it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
“After a long day, Isabella and I pulled up at home tonight to find our house alight with lights thanks to WidowLife. Isabella was beside herself. Thank you for making such a difference for me in 2016.”