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Ezekiel 22:30: "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Let's stand in the gap together!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Word of Thanks on Memorial Day Weekend

This memorial day, let's remember things we ought to remember, such as:

…the men and women who bravely fought for our freedoms, but did not live to enjoy them.

…the men and women who bravely fought and did survive to continue to ensure our nation’s safety and freedoms.

…the pastors and spiritual leaders in our nation who faithfully teach us how we ought to live morally before God.

…the moms and dads who work hard to teach us how to be responsible in our conduct and character so we too can have strong families that are pleasing to God.

Proverbs 14:34: “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”

Strong families make a strong nation. Let's remember what God has done for the United States of America by reflecting on the often left-out verse of “The Star Spangled Banner”.

4th verse of
The Star Spangled Banner

O thus be it e’er, when free men shall standBetween their loved home and the war’s desolation.
Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the Heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.



  1. Finally, saw Noah. What a fresh approach to the ancient tale. Noah was down right crazy at points. I like at the end how they included Noah inventing wine, covering up his nakedness and the creation of the rainbows - all ripped straight out of Genesis. The "Watchers" were a surprise, added a Lord of the Rings feel to the tale but later I read that they had a direct connection to earlier non-canonized longer versions of the flood legend. The director/writer did a great job weaving in all of these elements and even giving a more believable interpretation of the time involved in creation. I had to laugh when they showed some of the animals on the arc getting killed and they turned out to be classic natural history museum dinosaurs. Only thing missing is when Noah finds out that the Unicorns are gay - opps!

    1. For my complete assessment of how much the movie erred from what was recorded in sacred Scripture, and how it made a mockery of our history, please see my blog entitled, "The Noah movie - amazingly wrong!"

    2. It's not possible to err because it was not trying to be a literal telling of the Genesis story. The Bible's account is not exactly a movie ready script.

    3. Oh, I can understand using some creative license to fill in the gaps, but they apparently didn't even attempt to accurately present the account from what is revealed in sacred Scripture.

  2. Don't forget the fifth stanza:

    'When our land is illumined with liberty's smile,
    If a foe from within strikes a blow at her glory,
    Down, down with the traitor that tries to defile
    The flag of the stars, and the page of her story!
    By the millions unchained,
    Who their birthright have gained
    We will keep her bright blazon forever unstained;
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave,
    While the land of the free is the home of the brave.

    1. Yes, according to Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star-Spangled_Banner, there were additional Civil War period lyrics. "In indignation over the start of the American Civil War, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. added a fifth stanza to the song in 1861 which appeared in songbooks of the era."

  3. Kind of funny to think God takes sides. People are so naive, they think God has favorite football teams.

    1. I believe God cares about far greater things than a football game, like the honesty and character of each of those players.