In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God… 1 Thessalonians 5:18
I have been MIA on posts and I am sorry. We have been working very hard and tirelessly with many local faith organizations to prepare ourselves for our national launch in 2017. But what I see I miss out on the opportunity to express my Faith, my Gratitude, and my Love for the journey that my Faith has set me upon to bring more Love, Goodness and Light into our World. Please forgive me, and join us more in 2017.
Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks; thanks for the roof over our heads, for the food on the table, for the friend or loved one that invited us into their home, or for the friends that we invited and hosted in our homes. Whatever the circumstance, all we have to do is look with the LIGHT in our eye to see that there is some blessing upon us to be grateful for. At the same time, Spirit prompts me to remember the less fortunate, the homeless, the alone, the incarcerated, those fighting for justice throughout the night, those that are 3 months behind in their morgage and are doing their best to provide safety for their family. Where is the Gratitude in those moments? Where is their Light at the end of the tunnel. To those who Christ often spoke of, I have only the comfort of my deepest loving prayer and hope that this NIGHTLIGHT ministry will be a successful an instrument of our Heavenly Father and allow us to donate to Homeless shelters, prison projects, to programs that bring Hope, Light and ultimately freedom to the alone, trafficked and/or captive.
We are so grateful to wake up and realize that with each day we are ‘still in the game’. We are given the chance to wake up and be the hands, voice and instrument of divinity within us, through us, and as us. That are gratitude overflows so that others see our LIGHT and feel inspired to ask us ‘What are you so happy about”? and to them I can say “Because the Good Lord has given me another day to succeed, to fail, to learn, to love, to laugh, to be a better human and to share The Light of Christ with the world.
I hope that you take a moment to reflect on all that you have to be thankful for, and then share what you are thankful for with your loved ones. And if you have difficulty finding something to be grateful for, pray on it. Meditate on the breath that you have, on the basic freedoms you have, on the memories of some time, some one or some place dear that you still hold dear to your heart, and give thanks for that memory. I am so thankful that at our dinner table we had guests that had not joined us in over 25 years, what a blessing the Lord’s healing powers can have.
Our small but loving team is grateful for your fellowship and support to our NIGHTLIGHT ministry, and we hope you had a Peace-filled Thanksgiving weekend.
Chris & the ADS-Faith Team.
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