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What Caregivers Can Learn From Hanukkah

Hope for the Caregiver / Peter Rosenberger
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December 5, 2021 3:30 am

What Caregivers Can Learn From Hanukkah

Hope for the Caregiver / Peter Rosenberger

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December 5, 2021 3:30 am

Rabbi Eric Walker called the program to discuss Hanukkah - and what caregivers can learn from the "festival of lights."

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If you get something else going on that you are just struggling with is a caregiver today. This shows for caregivers then feel free to call will will swerve into that and feel free to call, but here going over the caregiver keyboard. I know that some 888-589-8842 very special time of year for a lot of different individuals or groups of individuals face religions all kinds of things and I invited my friend Eric Walker on because for two reasons.

One of Ms. John Riley is producing the show today and those of you who listen regularly to this network know John Riley.

He does the Middle East report so John Riley gets to be a part of the show today. He doesn't know that. But Eric Walker and I have been doing a program together for many years as Rabbi Eric Walker needs a messianic rabbi and he is an extraordinary teacher and I wanted to talk about Hanukkah and I wanted to talk about why that's important to us as believers and why is important to assist caregivers for that matter.

And I'm a big fan of those you listen the program regularly know that I love Churchill and Churchill once said the further back you look, the further forward you can see the further back you look, the further forward you can see that he was an intense student of history and I think we've lost a lot of that our love people try to rewrite some things. So I wanted to have Rabbi Walker on today to talk about some of these things and in the context of what we do and and I is the head of igniting a nation's ministry that he founded in Egypt asked exceptional teacher. So anyway, good morning Eric how you feeling this morning I'm doing great here.

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I well I think we I'm doing okay I got a little bit of a cough. It's not covert it's seasonal and I've had it for over 30 years. But everybody wants diagnosis covert it has more to do.

I think with the horses in the Boers and the cats the dogs and I think that managed to muddle through it and I'm glad that John Riley's here to John.

I don't if you can join us on the program here but John's produce the board. He does this in John. I did this specifically because you're running the board today and I want you to feel free to chime in with any questions you have or comments. Whatever but you have been faithful to do a Middle East report for some time now and I always love them and I think they're extremely informative but working to bring the drill down on this issue with Hanukkah today with with a man who really has studied this lived it understands it and goes deep into Scriptures. This is important because it was important to Jesus if it's important to Jesus, it's important to us. So I thank you Eric for being here just jump into this.

Eric is able will watch the time on the break will go to. It will just take as long as we need to take what is Hanukkah wise important name itself, we know, it was Samuel's mother name, not mean dedication so worried state year and they name like Hanukkah is a feast of dedication so there's a connection. The Hebrew meaning of the word and the whole story behind this case to dedication our festival of lights on Hanukkah have to do with the fact that during the international.

When the Israelites's route was overrun by Greco-Roman Empire so you said that King Antiochus and things had taken over Jerusalem was the ruling party, he squirreled up and kept the people suppressed. However, he gave the unpardonable was to sacrifice the pig on the altar of the temple of Jerusalem. The filing and this is what they would say is the pattern of the abomination of desolation were looking for the antichrist. So we have a precursor to that in this period of time which incited the Maccabees to rise up or Maccabees hammer so you do not let the hammer and the revolt that took place for farmers with their plowshare with the tremendous award date, shovel, and they took on this mighty army dating back to Alexander great is well alone military machine and overtook them and recovered the chapel.

However, finding the temple defiled. They had to sanctify the rededicate. I'm in so that procedure for cleansing required one, that their course wash tainted blood on the altar that they rededicated part of the furnishing the beginning, in the very beginning of the tabernacle of the lampstand and the lampstand is always been significant of God's light. We call hot or the light on the light of God is or Elohim and in the light of God are introduced to the light in Genesis 114 and beyond. The very first command when he said, let there be light and there was light and the lady called good.

So you here in just one floor by our team at Hauppauge, he told and God saw the light, that it was a good know this is one of the luminaries came in of distance is not on this is not the moon is very extraordinary light and this was the light of the world. Algiers comes along, he declares himself to be the light of the world.

Actually, during the feast of Tabernacles. The city is surrounded by on the ramparts in the walls with large vessels while normally there is the lampstand was a seven branch are brass and then three branches coming off of that give you seven and that is the traditional menorah, the additional lampstand that we see that Aaron's sons were charted for everlasting with the responsibility to trim the wicks industry will lampstand at the bill and that they listen and type for six we can go to quick break. This is Rabbi Eric Walker will talk about Hanukkah wise is important to us as Gentiles as believers is unpacked at more this Dixon speed Rosenberg.

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Staying healthy is his understanding our spiritual heritage, understanding who we are in Christ are as a people serve the living God. With this Rosenberg is as a family. I'm talking with my longtime friend Rabbi Eric Walker will talk about Hanukkah and why this is important to us why this is important to assist caregivers and will will to rep all that together, but I want to give some background and I'm glad he's here with us. Rabbi Walker is head of igniting a nation igniting a If you want to see more about him an extensive amount of teaching and it prepares me as I as I dig deep in the scenes with him, but I've gotten stronger, get understanding that that sustains me as a caregiver.

In this symbol will show a little bit later but anyway it's Eric we were. You were given us a little bit of the background history. This is all happening between the old and New Testament. There's about a 400 year. Where you know it it it seems like it was cut a quiet but it really wasn't quite it was very turbulent and the Maccabees were involved with this in Judah Maccabee, who was, as you said was the hammer and so anyway, go ahead and jump back in, where you were okay so they command they defeat the Greek army and the kind that capitalists of the temple, defiled. They look at the very first thing you do light.

The lampstand part of the order of things in the temple. The order placement tabernacle. This light never be extinguished, but it requires that you have purified all oil in order to burn in the dictation process seven-day process. It's not a one pressing. It's not like your extra virgin olive oil that you buy the story frantic a match and like that requires many many questions in order to verify the oil and they discover that they only had enough oil to last for one night and would not be able to complete the process of the dedication which takes a week, God miraculously they prepared the lampstand, God miraculously extended the one days worth of oil sworn 83. In order to allow them to purify nut oil so they could dedicate the temple limit is for second sure that same process that was done with the oil was that the same process that would, for example, when Samuel anointed David with oil with that of been the same process for that oil as well. Absolutely that the Rockwell well moneyback that you have you have an anointing oil associate precious oil which is not for burning British war anointing is mixed with spices.

It is what the oil is used for the anointing of the light near the right and the right toe. That is a special oil on special formulation but it's all oil and it's got to be purified math repressed okay process for that does not require that it be purified. The purpose of igniting so were not really given the fact it somewhat of a mystery as to what that particular combination of spices or is not defined for us gotten replicated today, that's one of the things you anticipate in the identify who the high priest is going to be at the time the call and return of Messiah that he will be in that way they will acknowledge of what that process is so the same all oil being the base of the different configuration so that a couple of very important lessons. First of all organic two different types of lampstand, the common menorah or lampstand seven branches.

That is what is usual and customary and what everyone seen for the period of honor, it is a nine branch lampstand. What they share in common is that there is a center one centerpiece which is used to like the other candles on the other wicks on the lap and this is where the real and positive levers caregiver is people and in John's opening remarks you talk about declaring the light of the world. This city on a hill to Be hidden and let your light so shine the amazing story about light is kind of the same pattern as long as you lick the son of Kiya, the special branch going these eight days of Hanukkah you like the center candles first and then use the light from back Campbell to ignite the light of the other candles.

Candles called shamus SHAMI SH shallows for the phonetic spelling of it and means servant and the server and candle lit sheriff light with the other candles yet loses none of its own right. So therefore we are called to share our light but yet it does not diminish our own like this one a few things you can give out that exponential increases like law, I can give love my love does not get completed. My love gets exponentially increased through the sharing of so this is a legal Eric this is pattern.

This is exactly what I wanted building this because I think sometimes we as caregivers are the serving mode and we become depleted on this and we don't realize that if we are tapped into the inexhaustible love of God, we're not going to be depleted that that is going to continue on. And there's this great precept that your your referencing here this extraordinary and in this is this is what I wanted to drill down on more of that because he is the light that he also serving an easy serving as we serve in his name, we're not depleted on this, we may feel that some test but were not, and if so thank you for bringing that into him so I didn't interrupt because of a loveless life or teach on this. Sure we we we all and it's very important because we understand the fact that that God God saw it is so important that he assigned the maintenance of the lampstand oil and of the lampstand/eternal eternal responsibility for this for the descendents of Aaron, the sons of Aaron and even today was really interesting and traditional Judaism is all of us have taken candle and try to light it and we stand there like I feel foolish because the wax on the way and if we think about it we would've taken the wax off the wake and then the liquid of immediately. Let's however in traditional Judaism.

We actually have a prayer in the preparation of the Wiccan others for the removal of the wax trouble with prior to the placement of the candle in the lampstand why that because unless we are prepared were going to have to go through the trial of having the buyer that he much longer than is necessary to melt away that outer veneer that our wax to get to the wick tonight so if we do the preparation work in advance and we dedicated to the Lord in advantage and we prepare ourselves in advance to receive that the flyer that light then were not being depleted and we are not being part of and I look caregivers and say will appear not to have him prepare haven't taken the time to prepare yourself. Pray over yourself to strip away anything of you, which is going to keep you from Reese evening that light, and making that a process which is quicker, less painful lesson. Volvo requires a little bit of fun preparation.

Now it was seen very legalistic very saying how religious kind of thing but impracticality. It makes a tremendous amount of sense and has such a powerful lesson to all of us to just prepare wicks before we allow the like that we would receive it instantaneously as opposed to having to wait to burn off that veneer wax covering lick of our life will and this is something Eric will and that we can get a good break here, but I so want continue to stop.

This is something that I have taken to heart on this program that we are in particular with clergy and pastors preparing congregations because this is going to happen to pretty much everyone in your congregation during the going of being a caregiver or you're going to need to kick and if were not preparing our people to serve if were not preparing our people to minister Jesus came to serve and he said here's what he said sick naked hungry prison Thursday those five things and is pretty serious about it. Go back and look at the text see what he says and if were not preparing our people to serve in this manner where those things where hearts are being those things are stripped away from that selfishness from all those things that it does take the fire a little bit little harder.

5622 to burn that out of us and a week and we can avoid some of that if were called to this if you give if you see that that precept you will do all of Scripture or God is calling his people to separate themselves to remove themselves from the step to purify their hearts to cleanse us whole point of this thing with Hunter that Eric was talking about was the length of time they knew it was gonna take to purify this temple.

There is a purification process as part of the holiness they set apart this of it so that we can then indeed serve. We are called to what is what is the Scripture were called the Royal of a priest. Royal pieces were all preferred and what one more picture efficiency unit that went when you light that that center candle is in place and now must be removed from the comfort of its place as the premier of the center candle servant bus will leave its place and goes serve others before he returned to its own place and in this process is going out the great commission is going out of it place to go to the light of the other example the other candles not come to hear. And that is all all about. We must move out of our position, serve others, then we can return noticing I will continue on this one more segment here this dear Rosemarie this is hope for the caregiver to Rabbi Eric Walker of igniting the nation His ministry is appropriately named and we look forward to more teaching on this will be like bankable John and American family radios. This is family caregiver that is Gracie my wife, and the staff that from her CD, resilient, and you can get a copy that CD go out to hopefully you see the picture of the CD I see what will you dare if you if you like what you hear on this program and its funding it mean for this blessing help us do more in one of the ways you can help is through the we have two programs through stated with upsetting this hope is the presenting sponsor of all that we do hope the caregiver and everything else and we have two programs for the wounded and those who care for the Gracie many additional prosthetic limb outreach where she wanted to provide quality prosthetic limbs for her fellow amputees. She lost both of her legs. As result of this correct. She had almost 40 years ago we we been doing this over the West African country of Ghana and we treat patients not only Ghana but actually special place this year in Kenya. The other side of the country of the continent, but we have a young lady right now. When he saw when she was 15 years old.

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I think you like you were talking with Rabbi Eric Walker, longtime friend of mine and he and I did. I was a regular guest on his program for guest for five years and every month that we would do a kind of a caregiver date and I was we became fast friends on this and lifelong friends now and is extraordinary. The, the depth that we can go into in our conversations that I wanted to include you all and that because either of these part of regular conversations. He and I have of exploring great biblical truths of the I can be more grounded in and when I come on the air. I don't want to be doing this in a vacuum. Have people to seek out I want to understand things of Scripture. I figured the more I understand God's words for the better equipped. I am to do what I do and at not only on the air but as a caregiver and bye-bye hanging onto these great truths of God. It equips me to better care for Gracie and in the circumstances that we are in, so I wanted having commodity talk about Hanukkah and as you're seeing now the precepts of the principles apply to our situations. God is God is so textured and in and what he said what his word says it in.

It's important we spend that time to to explore it and so I thank him for being here and I want to go out and take a look at his ministry and his teaching. He's cut extraordinary amount of resources out there for you to listen to. Just click on it, igniting the nation.comms Eric take us back to where we are with Hanukkah was serving with light with with consecration was setting apart with preparing ourselves to serve all of these things are wrapped into this feast that Jesus celebrated.

This was important to Jesus.

He knew well every bit of this that was going on and in when he walked on this earth brings back the ring you are so familiar with it. What this one of the second Temple.

He was he was ministering in the very place that had been defiled by Antiochus affecting so this is tangible or real. This is contemporary show is beside those two very sick African. What I would consider to be God using something of the natural to reveal a supernatural and embedded. The first of all to everyone. The caregivers out there for anyone listening for everyone who ever struggled with darkness, with that the sun going down feeling in your life as a reminder, Hanukkah story that all the darkness in the world and not extinguish even the light of one candle and that the Bible tells us Israel is the pupil of God side now in your in this Bible and Bible. This is Apple but in the Hebrew, it says pupil and the reason it says pupil is because pupil is what Steve is light and receives light very important things I talked about Israel. That way, but is route believer. This is what we are all grafted into, and therefore this becomes part of our spiritual DNA and our spiritual history nurse. So as we approach time darkness. The message is always been to us.

Would you rather be a person person.or will you become a person who lights a candle and curse all the darkness is happening in your life or you can simply strike a mat and light a candle and the light the darkness and the message in the Bible has been that she is Like the fact because he is the servant came to us to serve not to be sure that servant handle. He then ignites in Austin declares to be the light of the world and he is not with us.

When I am here I'm blind the world. But now I'm going to a place for you and you are the light of the world and let your light so shine that man wants your good works and bring glory to his father be a light. We cannot allow ourselves to be extinguished by our circumstances and darkness cannot extinguish light light always overcomes the darkness. I love this and I you and I have had long conversations about this and others. Servant leadership and so forth and we got away from this that it's astonishing.

Eric world is particularly our country right now were, wrapped up in your genealogy and everybody was going on these things and do your DNA test to see where you came from and all that kind of stuff.

And yet we ignore the greatest genealogy research or research platform which is Scripture see where our spiritual DNA comes from and this is so important to us because it didn't fit. It equips us to better function in this world we we as Jesus and we are now not of this world were in it, but were not enough, it in our DNA now is grafted far greater than anything that goes back a couple hundred years and this is why I love having you on this program and in hearing your insight. You and I did of the other program and we did a lot of this on yours about morning about grieving in understanding what that means to us in it from the biblical point of view was. I was totally different about a new you.

You resonate with this. He was talk about what he went to his ordination process in the.

The board there were were examining him as a pastor and anything asked what scripture would you use when dealing with people who suffer and it was an interesting question and he said well I'll tell you what I won't use which is out in the middle of that suffering abductor say Romans 828 which is all things work together for good to those love God and called according to his purposes.

He said that's a powerful Scripture. But there's a there's appropriate an appropriate place to share that and he said I think we've misuse that the people we try to do, but it up and we don't respect their their suffering and I told my symbol. If I'd been there I would've used Job to 13 or is said, his friends sat there silent with him for seven days because they saw his suffering was great and we don't respect the suffering that people have we.

We cut up blithely go into it in and want to give up platitudes or or things that I look at my fellow caregivers in the. The banks that they're going through and I'm not going to come up there just to pat him on the back and give them a Scripture and save a go ye therefore doubt you're okay now know I want to we want to mourn with those who mourn, would agree with those who grieve bear one another's burdens and and respect that trauma and the more we delve into Scripture as you've done this this morning. The, the more you see that that is the heart of Christ. That's the whole point at and I love how you do that with the Kindle unit of the servant candle and and are we modeling that are we so busy trying to help everybody be happy that were not ministering in their brokenness out of our brokenness through the one who was broken for us and know will have a couple of minutes left, but I want to make sure that we we lay this foundation stone firmly in place so that your audience really understand why we need to go back to the fundamentals of the basic and that is going back to the dedication of the first Temple this in the face of dedication and it is a rededication capital targeting dedicated nominees reread dedicated because we dedicate ourselves the Lord not mean we should not go for a period of of inventory training, housekeeping and decluttering and removing things that followed altar and rededicate ourselves to the Lord, but this is so important for Gentiles in they haven't been told this is when King Solomon dedicated the first Temple, God, or David want to build a house Lord God said to him, I did ask you to do it, have your son do it so can Solomon did and King Solomon's opening prayer dedication prayer is the first time that there was intercession on behalf of of the nation's means when the very first Temple placed aboard God's name that is present entered into that temple the same way it was with us in the wilderness for 40 years color fire by night are called by day is not entered the chapel and did not depart until the devil stored in 586 so was therefore very long time. Well that because we we got a breath against the clock you hold that thought. I want to keep you for one more segment.

I'm sorry Erica, I know I'm taking advantage of really don't care that much. I think that you will stay with this is fascinating.

This is Rabbi Eric Walker talking with us about Hanukkah wise important in our spiritual DNA way back all the way to Jesus and how it strengthens us today is family caregivers is the most birth. This is hopefully caregiver, hopefully will be right back pay the speed. Rosenberger never helped somebody walk for the first time I've had that privilege many times through our organization. Standing with hope when my wife Gracie gave up both of her legs follow this horrible Rick that she had as a teenager and she try to save them for years and if it just wouldn't work out. And finally she relinquished them and thought wow this is that I'm now happy legs anymore. What can God do with that and then she had this vision for use in prosthetic limbs as a means of sharing the gospel to put legs on her fellow amputees and that's what we been doing now since 2005 was standing with hope. We work in the West African country of Ghana and you can be a part of that through supplies through supporting team members through supporting the work that were doing over there.

You could designate a limb. There's all kinds of ways that you can be a part of giving the gift that keeps on walking and standing with would you take a moment ago understanding with and see how you can give they go walking and leaping and praising God. You could be a part of unpaid Rosenberger and this is your caregiver minute physical isolation is one of the most challenging issues caregiver space, but our thoughts become isolated as well and those lonely moments, our minds can play tricks on us and take a stand. Dark roads like a pilot flying to class without looking at instruments we can become quickly disoriented in those moments we need external input in emotional GPS. If you will, to help us regain our heading and proceed safely. We don't need to believe everything we think the book of Proverbs tells us to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and to not lean on her own understanding. You know why that's in there because we lean on our own understanding, serving as a caregiver is simply too difficult to do alone.

Don't lean on your own understanding. Ask for guidance and help.

Don't believe everything you think this is been your caregiver minute with Peter Rosenberger brought to you by standing with a ministry for the wounded and those who care for them. There's more and Rosenberger. This is the family cared to make better caregivers are being healthy is understanding who we are. We are in Christ who does God seem and learning our spiritual DNA roots are deep roots to sustain us.

We have a deep anchor to hold you know that old Hill my anchor holds you know that how do we we hold onto anchor. If we don't have one, and today I brought my dear friend Rabbi Eric Walker onto Dick talk about Hanukkah but why is this important to us as as Gentiles. This is believers as caregivers and he is igniting a, igniting a nation., and I want to go out there and explore the teaching that he has weaved weak if we fill her mind with solid biblical truths were to be able to withstand things that happen to us along the way particular caregiving journey.

It is a crucible of theory uncomfortable things in their many many late-night conversations we have with the ceiling fans wondering you know God are you listening got you there.

What what is this all mean that the further we exploring to his word, the stronger begin to be able to to navigate these things that are coming away as caregivers and that are here today and each day that we deal with and this is what is sustain me and I felt it would sustain you as well so you I didn't want up so I headed right for the break, take us all the way out to the end of the show. Eric and a mother with a sauna play today. This little light of mine. I will go ahead just give you that would someone just to touch base on what that song meant to us through it as he talks about Hanukkah this little light of mine I'm going to let it shine. But the light doesn't emanate from us.

It comes from him through us and he is the light that we we cling to on this ago had absorbed in the Huntress feast of licensor about that are part of it all wrong Because it posits that God makes with the announcement of the positive light and that is the supernatural light that emanates from us as King Solomon with dedicated for temporal region bursting eight the first time that there's air session may set that Warner does not belong to your people and come from a distant land because of your name they will hear of your great name in your mighty hand draw script on when they come and pray for this temple than to hear from heaven, your dwelling place, do whatever the foreigner asked W so that all peoples of the earth and know your name and sharing your own people and they know that this house I have built their shortening goes on to say that my my heart my house my B house of prayer for all nations that we are all Jew and Gentile light believers and Messiah are grafted into the Commonwealth of and this history in this rich part of our life with high to the spiritual capital, the wall of Jerusalem, its rich history and heritage and biblical import. There was no New Testament the time of Jesus. Now when you can grab a hold of that simple but but mind blowing crude and you realize that you sent. I only say what I saw what I heard my father site and only two when I saw my father to then what he did on this earth that we are called to pattern our lives after getting the same pattern as we went about the Old Testament Scripture.

That's the foundation of understanding. Now you come to a time where there is interpersonal.

Where there is defilement the Jewish people until 1948 we never, never, ever had rule over Israel any part of it. The promised land. The battles were fought in and get in the land in the Exodus and Jocelyn about how we never had sovereignty until it was recognized for the wall of 1948 so that I was 2500 year of under the rule of other changing kingdom and oppression which, in the life of a caregiver, you're under kind of in a way under the covering of God dealing with an oppressive ruler, resident, taskmaster, and that is this debilitating situation. What ever it is you are having to deal with its taking control and what God wants us to do if you rededicate ourselves put things back in order. This Jane got all of life that we have with making sure that the cornerstone in the capstone are in place in the pattern of building dedicating that temple to the Lord and going to him for the first his kingdom and his right and then all the rest of us will be given unto you, I God established early on that his temple was numbly going to be a sanctuary for all who call upon the name of God and all who want to walk in his blessing, and so we have that available to us we have that in Luke 1019, where Jesus given the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and overcome all the file the enemy. It has nothing whatsoever shall, selectively, Col., speak, that we know that in the natural that there are things that to harm us and yet we are. That we all partnered with we are one with Messiah normally have that one and we received his light and we are then a light to another. It is something that yes, the light, the light goes. Eventually the candle burned down. God has made a provision only see the provision the speed of dedication for the continued refinement purification of the oil so that there is no limited supply to reach limit what has been consumed, and so the process was that the lampstand was never the extinguisher was always to be burning because the light of God can never be extinguished. If you're going to attend to synagogue of any kind. You'll find that there is a light hanging from the ceiling over the Arctic holds the word of God is called near Tommy eternal light is a representation that there is a light that can never be extinguished. That is always there. The miracle on that light is what we celebrate this time of year. The great miracle happened in Israel is that the miracle of the light, but it's amazing but when I first put out the light over the ark in the synagogue. I built here in Birmingham, Alabama on the boxes said his light is good for 2000 hours of $2000 isn't that long when you're going 24 hours a day seven days a week. However, after seven years still had not learned how to seven years, 24 hours a day, that it followed 1000 thousand long past and it's just another representation I have never seen a light over the ark in any Senate on burnout never and probably seven years old four weeks.

I've never seen it burned out that when God light is internal and we recognize that it cannot be extinguished that it get dusty dirty yet under the shadow of the month and the buyer that does not extinguish that light. This means we need to clean it all will replenish refill renewal will rededicate. And that's the reason why this time of year is so important in this feast of dedication is the take the time and the salmon, the impurities of the oil burning is giving off a bunch of smoke, leaving a nasty mess that much worse than that started all our always taking the time to purify the oil refinement oils that will lead to permanent different pain and gives off the greatest in the purest of light that's the best we can do and we can't solve the problems that we are caregivers over were not the Holy Spirit for the Lord. We got the medical professionals 111, one giving out what we can, but if we take the time to rededicate the refill to replenish and we do that on a regular basis.

So why the oil was constantly having to refine so they had enough of the storehouse to be able to know the lamps on a regular basis so there would never run out. No be extinguished with this is why I wanted you on the day and I appreciate you taking little extra time this time of year. The days are shorter and sometimes the knights feel incredibly long and we become serious caregivers.

This is this is a heart of year for caregivers. No doubt about it for many reasons. We got the flu and cold soup season. Notwithstanding all the covert stuff with just the normal fluid cold medical appointments getting in at the Inn with deductibles that are met. You want have some kind procedure if you can or whatever, that the stress of the holidays. There's all kinds of factors that make this a very difficult year and I hope that you encouraged today as you listen to Rabbi Walker share the 60s biblical truths to know that the light that is emu from Christ not be overcome by the darkness and the brokenness of this world. It may seem discouraging at times I get.

I really do.

But he who began a good working.

He was faithful to complete the day of Christ Jesus, that something is just what you hang on today as you go through during this be available out of a podcast, please go see Rabbi Eric Walker listen to some great teaching that will strengthen you today my thinking for me. Caregiver Some of you know the remarkable story of Peter's wife Gracie and recently Peter talk to Gracie about all the wonderful things that emerge from her difficult journey. Take a listen Gracie. When you envision doing a prosthetic limb outreach. Did you ever think the inmates would help you do that, not in a million years. When you go to the facility run by core civic and you see the faces of these inmates that are working on prosthetic limbs that you helped collect from all of the country that you put out the plea for and their disassembly sell these legs like what you have your own prosody and arms and orange everything when you see all this makes me cry because I see this on their faces and I know what it is like someplace where you can't get out without somebody else allowing you to get out meaning hospital.

These men are so glad that they get to be doing is one thing said something good with my did you know before you became in a PT that parts of prosthetic limbs could be recycled and had no idea and I thought peg leg. I thought it wouldn't legs. I never thought of titanium and carbon legs and flexibly see legs and all that. I never thought about. As you watch these inmates participate in something like this, knowing that there there helping other people available for providing the means for the supplies to get over there. What is it due to the interest on the heart level.

I wish I could explain to the world. What I see in here and I wish that I can able to come and say the this guy right here in East Africa with I never not feel that way out every time you know you always make me have to lead I don't want to leave. I feel like I'm at home within anything like that.

We have a common bond that would never expect that only God could put together. Now that you could experience with it what you think of faith-based programs. The core civic offers. I think there is absolutely awesome and I think every prisoner out there that have faith-based programs ties the return rate at the men that are involved in this particular faith-based program and other ones like it and I know that this one, is an amazingly low rate compared to those that that is me just has something to do with God is broken. If you want to donate use prosthetic limbs Weatherford and Loveland passed away or you somebody well-groomed you donated some of your own for the data out of the please go to staining with gain.


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