Did you ever think that our world would be in such disarray? In our past Thanksgivings we have always entertained guests. Not this year! This is the year that will go down in history as the year from Hell. COVID-19 impacts us all in a different manner. I, for one, refuse to give in to the fear projected by the masses. I pray, I still attend daily Mass, I go out on a regular basis; though I am careful, I am not as obedient as when the first lockdown occurred. No one knows how to react or respond to this new life we are forced to live. Whether you believe this is political or not doesn’t matter because in the long run we are being controlled. We live in a free country and no government entity should be allowed to put such stringent regulations over us. I thank God we do not live in Los Angeles County; they are taking two steps back to try to keep the virus from spreading. In Orange County our restrictions are less strict. Many of us have grown tired of Governor Newsom and no longer respect his warmongering. It’s time to let us live a responsible life or we will never win this war with COVID-19.
We are all overreacting to the slightest sign of a runny nose, getting tested to make sure so that we will not become the spreaders of the virus. This weekend was another example of extreme caution. Our son Mikos and his wife Jenny were planning a short business getaway when their daughter Maddie came down with a fever; after a rapid test, the results were negative. Both Maddie and Wil were able to spent the weekend with us.
Bring on Christmas
I had made up my mind to decorate earlier than usual for Christmas. This is a daunting task because I have accumulated over 49 years of decorations. I took advantage of our grandchildren and had them help with getting all my Christmas boxes out. I want our home to light up the neighborhood and send a message of cheer – that we will celebrate life and the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. We played Christmas music and had the most pleasant evening with all four of our grandchildren.
Mike purchased the world’s largest angel and set it right outside the front door. This angel is over seven-feet tall; she so gargantuan I had to give her a name: she is Celestina.
Maddie is fifteen and her brother Wil is thirteen. They have grown to become what I have forever been praying for: two beautiful, loving kids. Maddie takes after me and is passionate about her beliefs. She is strong-willed but sensitive; she will not put up with anything that is remotely fake. Wil has matured into a fine young man, and is becoming a great role model for his younger cousins. They are both gifted athletes. Maddie has her driver’s permit and is my personal driver. She is driving Miss Lynda. I love to be in the passenger’s seat so this brings joy to both of us.
The Lord revealed to me in January that this was the year that truth would be revealed. I am still praying for the outcome of the elections. If there was fraud or mishandling of ballots I put my complete trust in God. He will always reveal the truth. If 72 million people are praying the same prayer, God hears us and will soon answer our plea. We are in a spiritual battle as never before. We are fighting for the rights of the unborn, the sanctity of marriage and for our Christian rights. We have gotten so far and there is no turning back. Sometimes I feel that I have fallen into a pit of quicksand and cannot get out, but then I get a surge of hope and start the uphill battle again. We who believe will fight to the bitter end. Our prayers reach the throne of heaven, and we will not be denied. Our fight is building up our faith, and all we need is faith the size of a grain of mustard seed to move forward. I have the confidence that truth will prevail and that victory is just around the corner. God never leaves things unfinished, and He will expose all the deception. We wait in anticipation because the victory belongs to the Lord.
There is only one lesson in this battle: God is teaching us that He will get things accomplished because He is allowing things to be exposed. When I look at things in the natural, I cannot fathom how this is going to take place because it looks impossible. But with God all things are possible.
I will not stop praying until God releases me. I will remain steadfast, not only in my prayer life but in the supernatural realm, believing God will show His glory to the world. God wants to touch each and every one of us through this lesson. Don’t think of me as foolish because that is the farthest from the truth. We are among the millions who operate in this belief. I happen to be one who is publicly announcing my proclamation, and I do this with an open heart. God has my back and He will reveal any fraud in this election.
Dear Lord, I pray that You keep our families safe from any and all illnesses, especially COVID-19. Lord, bring Your Holy Spirit upon all households and allow us to feel Your Holy Presence this Thanksgiving. Dear Jesus, show us a sign that this, too, will pass. We look to You for all our needs. Restore hope in those who have lost so much because of this pandemic. Lord, provide meals for all Your people, especially those who are homeless. Cover the world with Your blanket of love. Amen.