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Does this kill you like it does me? The beauty of her voice and the poignancy of the words, it’s almost too much. Heartbreaking.

Christmas has always been both beautiful and devastating for my family. My brother died before Christmas Eve years ago and that has always colored the way my family has experienced all holidays. And years before he died, we were in Israel for Christmas, in the fields where the shepherds would have been tending their flocks around the place Jesus was born. My brother was old enough to share in memories of our experiences of both Israel and Egypt.

And now, with the coronvirus disaster, this song devastates just as thoroughly. Will there be a place where we will all be together? No matter what has happened to us? I do believe this is true.

Please, be well tonight.