I'll be honest with you, today I really don't have much to say. My heart and soul are filled with an overwhelming sadness which try as I might, I cannot seem to get rid of. There is nothing which I can write to you or think to say which will change any of the devastating situations we face as a nation both world wide as well as within our own borders. It is all so far out of our control. However we must remember that God is in control and He already knows how the story ends. Our job is to look upwards to God in faith and pray that His will be accomplished here on earth.
I would like to leave you with the words to the Star-Spangled Banner asking you to pay particular attention to the second verse which many of us don't know.
O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that Star spangled Banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
O thus be it ever when free men shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Pow'r 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.
Until we meet here again, I pray God bless you and keep your loved ones safe.