Tuesday, June 14, 2011
This is the day, amongst many that I reflect on the good that GOD has given us in this land of ours called AMERICA.
The RED, WHITE and BLUE....significant colors.
I remember being told in my youth:
RED is the blood shed for our freedom.
WHITE for the purity of faith in our land...built upon by our forefathers
for us to keep!!
BLUE for justice and freedom.
This flag was given to my eldest son upon his return home from serving in Iraq with the National Guard.
Normally a flag encased like this has been given upon the death of a miltary service member...but for this occasion..Happily, it was rewarded service!!
Each time I look upon this flag...I recall the near death experiences my son encountered and the friends he did lose in the war. I'm reminded of my own father and his flag given to me upon his death. Faithful, courageous men ...valiant for a cause and willing to go where needed.
GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!!!
My son in law recently returned to his homeland of AMERICA...from war. He too was courageous: earning medals for exceptional and merited service.
How thankful I am to know these men...my youngest son, my "other" son in law...ALL served or presetly serving our AMERICA...THE RED, WHITE and BLUE.
Men who could have and would have shed their blood for our freedom. Men of faith, who love the LORD GOD and want purity in our land and who want justice done and freedom to prevail.
THE AMERICAN FLAG...means a great deal to me. I cherish it's representation of what men and women have fought for down through the ages of time...and they still do!
We have soo much to be thankful for...to thank GOD he has blessed this land as he has...may we not forget to thank him, to glorify him and to be a people obedient to his will.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
II Chronicles 7:14
A promisee of God...we can count on it...we can expect it...because
Hebrews 10:23.... he is faithful that promised!!!
Blessings to you this day...