Friday, September 11, 2015

Looking Up from the Rubble

"gone 2" by Lionel Martinez is licensed under CC BY 2.0

 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— 
where does my help come from? 
My help comes from the Lord
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Patriot Day

Where are the patriots today...the people who really care about the state of our Union?
There are so few stalwart and brave citizens who risk their lives for others regardless of safety for themselves.  We seem to hear only of evil and it makes me think that evil is winning.  Why don't we all look up from the rubble of this world and find our help which comes from the Lord who made us all?  Why do we keep slipping back into sinful thoughts and living?
The Bible predicts that this is just what humans do.  It is the "narrow gate" through which the true patriots tread.
I do know where they are...
The policemen
The medical personnel
The honest lawyers
The hometown-style merchants
The trustworthy accountants
The working Moms, in home and out
The faithful Dads who come home to their families
The straightforward and fearless pastors
The sacrificing teachers...
those who the news commentators rarely mention.
Their lives show their selflessness yet we only hear of their deeds once in a while.  They are the ones who work, not for the glory of men's applause but for the glory of God.
They are out there yet we so rarely thank them for their bravery and determination to serve.
Are you thinking of someone like that?
Thank them today.

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