I was reminded today after attending church and a Veteran's Day breakfast and celebration, that nothing worth having ever comes easy. I'd like you to reflect if your an individual who is committed to serving the Lord, is it easy to be a man or woman of faith? I find hourly challenges to temp me to walk outside what I believe to be true. This is not be coincidence, it's by design.
Our freedom is tested daily, especially today. We have a government that wants us to be submissive to their rule, despite the best efforts of our forefathers to design it differently. Veterans risked their lives to maintain that ideal, and today is the day we honor them for that sacrifice. Just like the responsibility we bear to uphold our faith, so too is the responsibility of freedom. So too are the temptations to walk away from the principles that make faith and freedom such amazing rewards. Nothing worth having is ever easily maintained. If you don't believe that, get married, buy a boat, or purchase a high end car. They all come with personal responsibility.
God Bless our nation's heroes, both living and passed. They understood the sacrifice needed to maintain something of value. I pray you do too. Remember the words of Irving Berlin....
"While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. "
God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.
And may God Bless you!