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Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.
– Psalm 119:105
– Psalm 119:105
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Happy Memorial Day! Growing up this holiday was steeped in deep military, and religious significance. I come from a Navy family, dating back to WWII. There were very few months of interrupted service from the late 1930’s into the early 2000’s, so this day was a day to travel to cemeteries and honor those who served and those who raised and prayed for them. It’s a day we heard stories of people we’d never met. Some of those stories were fun to hear and others hurt my heart, but it was a day for remembering.
As I sit here typing, I’m grateful! I honor those who have defended our freedom and I will pray for their souls. I wasn’t going to post today, I was going to take the day off but I woke up early realizing the best way to honor those whose actions are the root of this celebration, was to practice the freedoms they defend for me; freedom of speech and freedom of religion. I think about Christians of long ago and Christians of today who have to share their faith in secret. Writing a blog like this would certainly put them in grave danger. How lucky am I to sit here twice a week and type freely about God and the beautiful ways his Son Jesus works in my life every day. I type without fear and you read without putting yourselves in danger. I don’t often consider what a privilege this work is or what a grace is is to be able to “share Jesus” so freely. Today seems like a good day to give that some thought and thanks.
A Seed To Plant: As I type and as you read, lets promise to hit the pause button and say a prayer for those this day was designed to honor, remember and thank.
Blessings on your day!
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