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Monday, May 27, 2013

Remembrance

United States of America
Looks like another silent night
As we're sung to sleep by philosophies
That save the trees and kill the children
And while we're lying in the dark
There's a shout heard 'cross the eastern sky
For the Bridegroom has returned
And has carried His bride away in the night...

America, will we go down in history
As a nation with no room for its King?

Will we be sleeping?
(-Casting Crowns, While You Were Sleeping.)


Today is when we remember and are thankful. We remember the ones who left home so we can stay home. And we are thankful for the freedom that sacrifice has allowed us to have. It's a day we get off work, cook-out, give thanks for the stars and stripes. Americans are glad to be American. Our good old 'Murica, we think, and we're proud.

 I'm a patriot. And I love my country. I'm infinitely grateful for the freedoms we do have, and to the ones who bled and died for liberty.

But, I think the greatest honor to them would be to make our country one that is truly worth them dying for.

And, instead, we are sleeping. Like the infamous frog in the pot, we have gradually accepted things that should never be accepted. One by one, we give up convictions and replace them with "tolerance". We are sleeping. And it will take His miracle to wake us up.

Today, while you're having a good time, while you're enjoying summertime, while you're hanging out with friends, while you're remembering sacrifices, make certain you're mostly remembering the greatest Sacrifice. Because without the freedom we have been given in Him, our earthly freedom, no matter how beautiful it is, doesn't mean a thing. 

~allie


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