Christmas Suicide and Depression

There is a darker side of Christmas we rarely acknowledge.

We create this fantasy of the perfect Christmas that rarely matches reality – even in the best of homes. Parents are missing, Friends are away, what we think should be in abundance falls well short.

Does it surprise you that the suicide rate is extraordinarily high during the month of December? Depression is as common as joy to the world? I submit there are far more people who hurt at Christmas than any other time of year.

For those of us who fall into that category, please remember, it was this time of year a virgin gave birth to a son, who's name is Immanuel (God-With-Us). (Isaiah 7:14) Immanuel endured a poor beginning to a violent execution.

It was His execution that gave us HOPE, a means of redeeming ourselves.

Take advantage of this time to redeem and better yourself.

The birth of Immanuel is the reason for this season.

Christmas Suicide and Depression

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