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MAY 28, 2017 (This message has been run every year on Memorial Day – and hopefully for many, many more years! Frank and I will be working at the “Honor Our Heroes” day celebration our church holds each Memorial Day to honor all the people that work to keep us safe. All branches of service, VFW, and local agencies (Police, Cal-fire, CHP, etc) as well. Big Community event with rides and food held on the athletic field connected to the church. Remember to thank someone in uniform this special weekend! Blessings, njh)

FLAG – FAITH LOVE AND GOD!

Memorial Day. A day for all of us to take time & remember the brave men and women who fought and died so that we can live in freedom! Walk up to a man or woman in uniform and tell them thank you!

We fly the FLAG – we decorate our homes in red, white and blue, attend parades, listen to the wonderful bands playing patriotic marches, visit gravesites, gather with friends and families to picnic. A day filled with pride and emotion as we look at our beautiful FLAG and all it represents.

This Memorial Day, when you see the FLAG, think of the words: Faith Love And God!

Look at the stars on the flag and picture them as crosses. Jesus died to give us the freedom of salvation! The promise that we will be with Him in Heaven. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” He paid the great price and bore all our sins, past, present and future and forgave them all.

As you proudly fly the FLAG of our wonderful country, remember that we need to also fly our spiritual FLAG. Wave it bravely – do not hide it. Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear?”
Give honor and glory to God!

God Bless America!

Richard

This week’s words: ETC Eternity Through Christ
NEAT No Excuses Allowed Today

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