None of my family lives near me, so this year I will celebrate Christmas alone for the first time since my husband and my Mom passed. Saying that I will celebrate alone only means in the physical sense because I know the Lord is always with me. I love Him, and He calms my fears.

I didn’t know that my Mom wouldn’t be with me this year, but the Lord knew all about my future. He led me to buy a small Christmas tree on sale at the end of last year. So, it’s easy for me to set up.

My decorations will go up early so I can enjoy the season longer. After setting the nativity figures on my piano, I put something outside that identifies me as a Christian.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I plan to spend some time listening to quiet music and playing some special Christmas arrangements on the piano.

I enjoy cooking, and if I find a lady who needs a friend, I will probably invite her to have dinner with me.

The focus and center of attention, however, must be on the One whose birthday we are celebrating, our wonderful Lord Jesus Christ—the Light of the World.

Traditionally, my family reads the story of His birth in Luke chapter two, which I plan to do. The eleventh verse says, “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”

Widows, I hope He is your Savior too because it will make your Merry Christmas bright, whether you spend it alone or with someone!