ADVENT DEVOTION: Thursday, December 24, 2020

Published December 24, 2020 by SMBC

My Spiritual Escape of Sanctuary: Memories

By Mark Gribble

For me, I find Sanctuary in the images of our children from their younger years. My wife, Jennifer, does an incredible job of chronicling our lives through her Facebook posts. One of my favorite features is Facebook Memories where they send you reminders of posts from that date from years past. The pictures of Ty and Lily during the holiday season as six and four year olds are full of innocence, wonder, and love. These images are the ones we cherish as we navigate parenting in the teenage years.

Jennifer and I find Sanctuary in these images that allow us to reminisce about gathering with friends and family, previous years? travel adventures, Christmas morning excitement, and the joy and love our family shares. In a year where we are missing so much, the comfort of these warm memories brings us hope for the future.