Not everyone has the opportunity to celebrate the Joy of Christmas. Their world is filled with challenges. Sickness, death, war, poverty, hunger do not take a vacation but often serve to drive people further into sorrow, anger, and depression. God never promised that this life would be easy, nor that we would never suffer hardship. He did promise to be with us and to give us those things that we need to endure the hardships that we may face, strength, courage, perseverance, hope, mercy, and grace. As long as we can look to the heavens and trust in "The Light of The World", we can say, "All Is Well." Have a blessed day.