Perhaps there have been years where you were ready to deck the halls. You relished in the twinkly lights lit up all over town, but this year is different. Grief has come. Your heart has broken and so you can't approach Christmas as you did before.
This year, you need more space to tend to your sorrow and loss. You don't want to push these emotions away but feel that rawness echoed in sacred scripture.
Most devotions into this holy season hint toward the blueness. They admit that there has been pain, sorrow, heartbreak and even loss but then push too hard on hope.
These daily devotions through the days of Advent don't rush into Christmas hope. Instead, these reflections upon sacred scripture pay attention to the mystery that God is here. These daily reminders of loss and love are written by a child of grief for those that are looking for that reminder that God is indeed still here.