Monday, January 21, 2013

Pray for Our Country

As we go forth today to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and to honor our country by praying for and supporting the office of President of the United States, let us remember the principles our great country was founded upon:  ONE NATION UNDER GOD....LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. 

Let us not take these principles for granted.  It takes the will of God, the equipping from God and the strength of the Holy Spirit to stand up for liberty and justice.  Even if you do not agree specifically with certain decisions made by our government officials, let us pray for them, as they have taken upon their shoulders a mighty burden on our behalf.  Let us pray for God to grant them wisdom, and let us pray that they will draw upon godly principles to interact appropriately, respectfully and unselfishly.  They are making great sacrifices on our behalf in an effort to try to make things better for the masses. 

Let us pray for their protection and do our best to uphold the integrity that the Heavenly Father would want us to uphold for these United States of America.  I pray daily for the safety of our President and his family and over the years have thought about how difficult it must have been for Dr. King and his wife and children.  How difficult it continued to be once he was taken from them...from all of us.  Let us continue to even lift up the remaining King Family and to truly appreciate the great lengths Dr. King went to for the betterment of justice for all of mankind.  Let us lift up President Obama and his wife and family this day.

Have a blessed and wonderful day and I hope you will do something to serve your community.  There are many, many events scheduled today all over in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday and their are satellite Inaugural Balls taking place as well.  Partake and enjoy this wonderful day that God has made with your family and friends. 


Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Poem About The Connecticut Shootings

This is such a marvelous poem, written by Cameo Smith.  I pray it comforts and blesses you.  Please continue to pray for the families and for this type of violence to end.

Twas' 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38,
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven's gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air
they could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

They were filled with such joy, they didn't know what to say, they remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day. "Where are we?" asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse. "This is Heaven." declared a small boy. "we're spending Christmas at God's house."

When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their Savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same. Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.

And in that moment was joy, that only Heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King
And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus' face.

And as if He could read all the questions she had
he gently whispered to her, "I'll take care of mom and dad." Then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.

Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
"Let My power and presence re-enter this land!"
"May this country be delivered from the hands of fools"
"I'm taking back my nation. I'm taking back my schools!"

Then He and the children stood up without a sound,
"come now my children, let me show you around."
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran,
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.

And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
"In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT."