The people of Israel were the chosen people of God. They received many a blessing. Today some of the sharpest minds come from this sacred land. and yet even today the sacred land is plagued by turmoil and unrest. It goes to shoe that even God's chosen people are not set apart from trials and tribulations.
It is easy for us to draw on this fact , and for those who are struggling during the season all this and more may have no meaning. I write this for those who feel a little emotionally abandoned during the season, and for those who have been hit by the ravages of the economic crisis. Some of us have lost everything or have been just getting by on unemployment. What ever the reason,you just don't feel like a smile. We understand. Life sometimes does not seem right. I agree.
You are in my prayers today. During these hard times. I raise you in my songs and praise so that the good Lord will bless you all and keep you safe with a warm fire and a roof over your tender head.
It is at times like these that we are asked to give thanks and praise. we are asked to be people of deeper faith. People who actively profess the power of the light and say that you are not going to be trodden under. From a physical stand point. That does not seem to make any sense. However from a spiritual stand point it absolutely does.
In order for us to receive our blessings we must be in alignment with our God energy. Or you could say be tapped into what is true and good within ourselves. this allows the power of God to manifest the miracle within us. It is like a jug of water . If you have wonderful clean water you can pour any color into it and the color would vibrate beautifully. This is like soul that gives thanks and praise no matter what it takes. The light of it's spirit is beautiful and so it can receive from the higher spirits that which is equally beautiful. Thus it can accept the Miracle. A Miracle without works is not as productive as a miracle with works. For we were born to perform good - no, Great works.
However if we feel downtrodden. abandoned and not treated fairly then there is sometimes a tendency to be a little depressed. we look within and we do not let in the light .Without the Light the God energy cannot shine through. We wallow in our own sadness and darkness. It is like the pitcher filled with dirty water. No matter what color we pour, it will become the same shade of gray. and such will be our life and the experiences we create thereof.
A way to evolve from this state is to find some thing that brings you joy. I love playing with color, Painting, singing or playing the piano. I always pick up some cool old hymns that I love to sing. and below away. ( since I have a trained solo voice and I am not at all shy :)
Thus I give thanks and praise.
Now I know getting there can be tough. It can take a little time. Specially since those who have let you down may be really close to you. Yes people do that some times. For many reasons. But beleive me the good book is the key. Let go Let God and give praise. For those who have hurt you will someday be made aware of it. We must not wish them ill. Just more awareness so that non other can be hurt by their selfish or foolish actions.
However take a jug that is filled with sadness and hopelessness. The water is dark and murky and no matter how much of color one could add to it the gray of the water takes over and turns even that purest color into the same. Dark and Murkey lot of hopelessness.
Yes The Power of light speaks to us even when we are down. God's hand tries to raise us from our depleted spirits. However we are in so much pain that we cannot see or even hear. Such is our plight. We end up "missing the miracle" and we are still in the same spot.
True, someone may have wronged you or treated you badly. This could be for many reasons. Sometimes yes they are selfish other times it is not even worth while trying to figure it out. So let go and Let God. Then you are truly free. that is the better way to be.
Our tool to our own salvation lies in bring in joy back into our live. In fact: we can create our joy. That is better than all things. And through this joy we once again tap into the God energy and all the miracles that we receive, through this.
Yes my friends . Do expect a miracle. For we are ALL choses. we are ALL special.
Keep the faith and keep the works going. For faith without works does not bare fruit. Let us all bare fruit today.
So Let us give thanks in all circumstances. For pain detaches us from gain. but Joy brings us to The GOD LIGHT again.
As we reflect on the season. Let us enjoy the presence and love of the eternal creator who is one for us all. Let the peace of the universe remain with you and don't forget to Give thanks and praise in ALL circumstances. Amen