I was working on a different post when I felt I needed to write this one.
Proverbs 27:1 says,
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day holds.”
We have no idea what will happen in the next 24 hours. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow. All our days are planned out before we live even one of them and all of them are numbered.
Psalm 39:4a says,
“Show me, O Lord, my life’s end, and the number of my days.”
God only knows the number of our days. Some of us may have a couple years and others have a couple days before we see Heaven’s gate. We have just so much time on earth, so we need to make it matter. Tell the people you love you do and spend time with the ones you cherish most.
In His love,
As an American, I am very fortunate. Fortunate that I don’t have to hide the fact that I am Christian or be afraid some one is going to take my Bible away.
I have not realized how privileged I am to live in this free land called, America until I got the news about the beheadings of Christians in Iraq.
I was watching an NCIS, the episode is titled ‘Damned If I Do’, where the case the team is investigating is about a Navy Seal,who was beheaded. It was right at the scene where the medical examiner and his assistant were autopsying the head, I got the text about the beheadings in Iraq. Maybe it was how the NCIS and text were related or knowing that if I lived in Iraq I would be prosecuted; it made me cry. I started praying out loud. One of my first thoughts was at least it’s not me. It is selfish, I have to admit,but it made me realize how fortunate I am to live in America. I have not grasped the privilege we have in this county until now.
In the first amendment to the U. S Constitution,
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”
It is saying Congress cannot forbid us from worshipping God whichever way we choose. Whether that is standing on the street and reading your Bible out loud or putting your faith into action at the local soup kitchen.
That right is being fought for by the many men an women in the U. S armed forces overseas. I am grateful to each and every person that protects this land we call America.
Because of you I can go to sleep without worrying that I might be forced out of my house.
Because of you I do not have be afraid someone is going to take my Bible away.
Because of you I can publicly pronounce that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer.
And for that I am thankful.
May we never forget the privilege we have in America.
In His Love,