This year our church had an awesome opportunity to support another family in our area. Shortly after having her youngest child the mother was diagnosed with cancer and passed away within a year. She left her husband and five children behind.
I can't begin to imagine just how difficult it must be for him. Our church was able pull together and buy Christmas gifts for the entire family (including two grandparents--who now help the single father).
Let's not forget others this season and remember that God equates helping others with serving Him.
"And the King will say, 'I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!'
Matthew 25:40 (NLT)