But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
~ Psalm 5: 11-12 (NIV)
Today is Flag Day in the Unites States. The flag, symbol of our country, is an emblem by which many people have died in times of war ... and many of which are forgotten in times of peace.
Another symbol of this country is the bald eagle. I remember that thirteen of these eagles were found dead several years ago, a heartless act of people with sick minds and hearts.
How tragic it is when some citizens of a country treat their own symbols with so much disrespect. The flag is often spit on and burned, parks and public baths are full of insults written by vandals and the eagle is poisoned and shot dead.
Without a doubt we live in a good country ... but it is still a country full of sin and sinners.
Reason why we need a Savior. Only Jesus Christ can rescue us from ourselves and from sin, death and the devil ... and that is precisely what he did when he came to this world.
Today he gives us his Holy Spirit, who calls us to faith, to forgiveness and to a future as only he can give us, a future that could well be summed up in another symbol of this country: the Statue of Liberty. Because only in Him we are truly free.
Dear Lord, extend your protection and blessing on our countries and their inhabitants. Let us see your light and walk in it. Open our hearts so that we are able to appreciate the innumerable blessings you have given us. In the name of Jesus. Amen.In Jesus,
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Today is Flag Day in the Unites States.