Last year after Christmas I was wondering where God was during all of this. I read this from the Jesus Calling Devotional...a devotional written as if Jesus were talking to you.
"As this year draws to a close, receive my peace. This is still your deepest need, and I , your Prince of Peace, long to pour Myself into your neediness. my abundance and your emptiness are a perfect match. I designed you to have no sufficiency of your own. I created you as a jar of clay, set apart for sacred use. I want you to be filled with my very being, permeated through and through with Peace."
And I heard this beautiful song, below, by Casting Crowns, based on the Henry Wadworth Longfellow song of the same title. "God is not dead, nor does he sleep." God is with us, God is for us, God is in us.
There is pain. But there is peace in knowing Jesus. May you know the Peace of Jesus at Christmas and forever.