Sunday, November 12, 2017

Day of Praise

Monday of Veterans Day Weekend, 11/13/17, "Day of Praise"

"The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent." - Exodus 14:14 

So one time, after a full day of Sunday School, worship, ministry committees, community ministry, and a school project, my son tells me he's going to do a workout. He's moving his feet very fast and doing his drills. He's working hard, moving his arms as he runs through his drills, over and over and over. While my son is ending his day at ten p.m. with a workout, I'm eating ice cream, specifically Target brand Birthday Cake ice cream. So my son's working hard, and I'm eating dessert. 

It's a lot like God's call through Moses in today's Bible verse. God will fight; we get to be still. Thank you, God! 

It's a lot like the truth that's celebrated on Veterans Day. Our Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy are poised and ready to fight; we get to rest secure that they will. Our Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy do what's necessary, in every generation, to serve our country and keep it safe; we get to be still. 

And eat ice cream. 

Even Target brand Birthday Cake ice cream if you want. 

Even if you already did two days ago, please, thank a Veteran today! 

Hey, thank a bunch of Veterans! 

I had a great time talking to, texting with, and emailing many Veterans with thanks over the weekend. They really appreciate it. I'm sure we should appreciate them more. 

Pray for our Veterans today! 

We were driving home from visiting family who live out of town this past Saturday, so we missed our Veterans Day parade here in Birmingham, which is the longest running in the nation. But, hey, we don't need a Veterans Day parade today or tomorrow or any day to cheer for the Veterans in every generation. Cheer on and cheer up some Veterans today! And everyday!

After all, because our Veterans were willing to enter a conflict, then we are able to have peace and many other freedoms that they secure for us, which we enjoy. 

Praise God!

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