I am blue; thoughts downward swirl; deep purple;
The rainbows I like to spin now fade, growing dim;
Joy, only a yellow glow in sad mood’s onyx night;
Glimmering that haunts; by fault revealing scruple,
Things I don’t want to see, as I avoid a reality grim;
Gritty-brown, naked, splattered! Red just for spite!
Taste my memory so bitter! Causes blood to curdle!
Wear this outer mantle so carefully! Proper; Prim…
Too cool… raging fire burning within; hidden plight,
Simmers on Indigo Holiday; pain forced in a girdle;
Ornaments all golden hung on Tanenbaum’s limb…
I need peace not golden tinsel! Truth’s white light!
Guide my heart! End frenetic expectations’ garble!
Dispel purple gloom! Sad memories up to the brim!
Over-flow! Blue mood shadow darkening my sight…
Jesus! My Centerpiece! Softens hurt hard as marble!
Evaporate mists of Indigo Holiday’s traditional trim,
My triggered ghosts, turning all happiness to blight…
With yearnings for what should be; not this struggle;
Mourn! Please, Time make old pain-memories slim;
May every day be a blank slate reflecting Holy light!
Transform Indigo Holiday; Heal grief vexing in purple.
No matter what we believe about Christmas, there is no way to avoid being affected by this huge cultural event. Many people don’t feel happy and bright when the holidays roll around, as they are going through a difficult time or remembering a loss. Others have convictions about customs that put them in conflict with family members and friends. When Christmas hurts there is recourse for believers in stepping away from the tinsel and the high expectations and focusing instead on the Center Piece of God’s plan for mankind, Jesus Christ. In Him there is support for every grieving heart and comfort for all who struggle in this world. He is there for us every day even, on holidays and He has a plan to help each of us fulfill the plan God has for our lives. Jesus is reason when your world is turned upside down. In Him, every day is a Holy Day filled with His purpose and promise. There is healing joy in Jesus when you are unable to feel happy and bright.