Dealing with the emotions of Christmas

Pastor Zachary Elliott. Courtesy photo
Total panic! That was the feeling I had after losing my 5-year-old son in a crowd of thousands. One minute he was standing right next to me and the next minute, he was gone.I have never felt so small and helpless than at that moment. It was terrifying, and I felt completely hopeless.It was amazing how fast my emotions went from feelings of joy to total panic. All I knew is that I had to find him or my life would never be the same. So, I prayed, “Oh, God please help me” and thankfully, he did.After looking for a few minutes, we found him about 20 feet away. He never really went anywhere. I just couldn’t see him in such a large crowd.During the Christmas season, it’s easy to experience a variety of emotions. For some it’s a time of love, joy and peace. For others it
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