Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Tricia Goyer
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Tricia Goyer is a heartfelt historical Christian novella set in the Netherlands during Christmas 1944. It is part of the Where Treetops Glisten book.
The characters are realistically drawn and easy to empathise with. We see lives that practice sacrificial love as they help the weak and vulnerable.
The lead character is a nurse, ministering to all soldiers. “She knew this soldier was also German… With their bloody, torn uniforms cast aside, the men all appeared the same. They bled the same.” There is no place for hate in the hospital as all soldiers need love and care. We witness the strength needed to treat without bias.
There is the theme of trust. Life that has been ripped apart in the past means it is hard to trust, even God’s plans. “I pray you’ll let the Lord continue to patch the hole in your heart.” We can always trust God and the plans He has for our lives.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas shows that God is still in control even when circumstances seem to say otherwise.
I always love Tricia Goyer’s writings and I thoroughly enjoyed this one.