On my second Christmas Day, apart in measure from my dear family, I found comfort in “taking” a new carol, which, unlike most carols, would look not only at Bethlehem, but also at Calvary. There are times when nothing holds the heart but a long, long look at Calvary. How very small anything that we are allowed to endure seems beside that Cross.
—Rose from Brier, by Amy Carmicheal, pg. 82
*This is our 5th Christmas apart from family and loved ones that are stateside. We are looking forward to being together next year!