As you watch the seasonal movies, you will notice that several of the main characters are dealing with loss. Some have lost jobs. Some have lost a relationship or marriage. Some have lost a loved one. The story will eventually have a happy ending when the joy of the holidays leads to joy for the character.
But grief during the holidays can be overwhelming. Especially the loss of a loved one. Christmas could even be described as a griever’s holiday.
When evil entered the world it brought with it death. And with death came grief. Without evil and death there would have been no need for the birth of the Messiah. But the Messiah did come and brought joy and healing.
On December 8 from 10 - 11:30 a.m., the GriefShare program at Forrest Park Baptist Church, 3706 Cherry St. will host a program called “Surviving the Holidays.” The program is free to anyone that would like to attend and will include video presentations by several experts on grief and others who have survived the holidays while grieving the loss of a loved one.
Following the video we will split up into small groups to give those present an opportunity to share experiences or ask questions. Attendees that have lost a loved one will also receive a book with additional advice and insights on “Surviving the Holidays”.