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A Note From the Editor: November, 2017
By Sarah Komisky
“Enjoy the moment.” It’s a phrase on coffee mugs or a nice little plaque on our wall. While some of us might say that phrase is our mantra for life, our lives don’t always add up to that. If we’re honest, we are often discontented and often looking way too far up the road or too far behind. Many times in life we fail to enjoy the moment we do have, on the road we are on.
The shadows of our lives can cast darkness in our hearts, losing hope, joy, and peace. With the recent hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, massacre, and terrorist attacks, these tragedies cause us to lose the meaning of staying in the present. We either fear the future or sorrow for the past. Through it all, one might wonder if there is truly something to be grateful for this Thanksgiving?
While I do not know all the answers, I can say that I believe light shines brightest in our darkness. Hope is something that can never fully be lost. Even in dyer times, an ember is still burning bright. All it needs is to be rekindled and passed on to another who needs it and this issue is that small flicker we want to pass on to you.
Bad news will happen. Just scroll your phone or social media and it will be there. Watch CNN and it’s being reported. Open a newspaper and it’s on the front page. But it’s also in our own individual worlds through a diagnosis, a phone call, a letter, or in the delivery of the words, “It’s over.”
But what about the good news in the midst of tragedy? It can be as small as enjoying laughter, and as big as being grateful for having your life. In everything, there are blessings to be found, moments to savor and hope to be ignited. Jesus Himself said, “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of,” (John 10:10, MSG). Since Jesus has given us glimpses and pieces of heaven this side of earth, this Thanksgiving, let’s take time to remember and thank Him for those blessings. Let’s show those we love and those who need love how much they matter and through it all, let’s purpose to take time to enjoy the moment.