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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

Widows & Widowers At Christmas

A long time friend of mine lost her husband and I am reminded of my Mom living life without her husband and best friend. Dad and Mom were together 60 years and then life changed in about ten days.


My heart aches for people losing their spouses after years of marriage. While they were blessed to have long lives together, they live with a void. 1 Timothy 5: 5, "The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help." This is where our help comes from! Psalm 121: 2-4, "My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth." This is what my Mom has shown me!


The characteristics of the widows known for their hospitality and generosity could still serve others even in their old age. They could teach new females how to care for the sick and lorphaned. They could also fast and pray regularly. My mom comes to mind as a widow who does not sit idle while others take care of her.


Let's lift those women and men who are spending Christmas without their spouse, some for the first time. Praying peace, comfort and healing over them.

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