Memorial Day

Today, here in America, we take this day to remember those men and women in uniform who gave the ultimate sacrifice that we may stay home and enjoy our God-given liberties. The gave their lives to defend us. Never forget. And along those lines, I have a quick thought concerning that below.

Saturday, Steve and I drove over to Brunswick, Georgia, to enjoy a repast πŸ˜‹ with my long time blogging buddy, Terri and her lovely family. We all had a great time. ( β—‘β€Ώβ—‘)Ι”β”πŸŸ–πŸ”β”‘Ω©(^β—‘^ )

This picture below doesn’t do it justice, but the drive home was absolutely gorgeous! We were heading west on Hwy 82 about 8:30. There were just enough clouds on the horizon to be interesting. If we hadn’t caught the train in Patterson 😑 the photo would probably have been better. Aw well. Suffice it to say there were splashes of orange, purple, blues and grey. It was bright, shining, spectacular, awe inspiring. Only ✞ God ✞ can paint a picture like this.

Tyre Bridge Road, Patterson, Pierce County, Georgia [29 May 2021]

A parting thought: in my salad days I was a bit of a ‘hawk’. I was always ready for a good scrap without thinking about the lasting consequences. Now that I am old, I hope my actions are more of that of a ‘dove’. Doves are the symbol of peace even though they are still fighters. After much study and prayerful reflection, the Lord has filled my heart with perhaps instead of sending our precious men and women to kill people and break things for those who will never change, perhaps we should encourage sending food, education and, most importantly, the Word of God to the lost. Go back to only declaring war and using American involvement as a last resort. It’s ok to send arms to the helpless who need to defend themselves against the evil hordes. Jesus even told the Apostles that before He went to the cross. We still have to ‘carry’ here in America because of the darkness that dwells in all human hearts. But if we truly do profess to being a Christian nation, maybe it would be more prudent to support those that are oppressed with teaching them how to live safely. Peace through strength. Education of God’s word is power. I think wars only harm the innocent. I also know there will never be true peace until Christ returns and sets up His perfect Kingdom but at least we should try to live peacefully. That’s just my 2 cents. πŸ™‚