CMA November 2023

CMA November 2023

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Really isn’t enough for all that was sacrificed by both men and women who gave their lives for us. Whether they made it home to kiss their families or not, they paid a price that we could not ever repay. We talk about freedom as if it were an emotion or sense of privilege. There are those that act like tearing apart towns and desecrating statues is a right. It’s not.

We have the right to speak our minds and give opinions on matters that pertain to us. We have the right to bear arms to defend our families, property, and country. We have the right to PEACEABLY demonstrate in a group. But we don’t have the right to steal, kill, and destroy just for the heck of it. That’s not what the wars have been fought for. That’s not why my dad, husband, sons, brothers, uncles and aunts, nieces and nephews spent endless hours in the strangest, cold, wet, and dark places around the world. That’s not why so many never returned home in one piece or not at all.

So why did they go? To preserve. That’s right. Preserve, which is to maintain something in its original or existing state. To keep our country united and not under the rule of a type of government that disregards our true freedoms. The question is…have we forgotten that? We could all sit and argue the point, but that isn’t going to do anything but create a bunch of tiny wars within our own communities as it has already. A bit of irony, don’t you think? The goal of any enemy is to divide and conquer. So, who do you think the number one enemy is in our lives today? I will tell you he is well hidden, and he sneaks up on us when we least expect it. The number one enemy we have is the same one that is against everything that represents God. Our country was based on Godly principles set in motion by men of God who wanted to establish a better way for the people who fought to free themselves from tyranny. So why do you think that things are going the way they are in our country right now? Because a weak and blinded people who cannot stand together will surely be easier to conquer than those who maintain a united front.

Veteran…why did you go? Christian…why do you stand? Patriots…why do you align yourselves with others in pledge to allegiance? I can tell you why…preservation. And just like the sacrifice that was made on the cross by Jesus Christ to preserve what God our Father originally created, we choose to preserve what we know to be truth, freedom, and justice for all.

So, stand when you see the flag, stand when you see injustice, stand when the enemy tries to create thoughts of evil instead of good, stand for the truth when everyone else around you is believing lies. Stand therefore, having your loins gird about with truth, carrying a shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Put on the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness and the shoes of peace. (Ephesians 6:14-17) STAND FOR WHAT IS TRULY RIGHT! Show the enemy that the sacrifices made in every war we have fought and will fight have not and will not be in vain! And remember this…. the longer you sit, the easier it is to quit. Don’t just be in the moment, take charge of it!

Thank you for all, thank Him above all!

The days are getting shorter…

Mary G.