Monday, May 27, 2013
Semper Fi and Hands Lifted High for All Members of The United States' Armed Services
On Sunday morning of this Memorial Day Weekend, 2013, we were honored to witness something very special. A decorated Colonel in the United States Marine Corps offered his blessing over one of our own church members, our pastor's youngest daughter, who is leaving soon to join an elite group of men and women at the Marine Officers' Candidate School in Virginia. I know that she is well-prepared for this, perhaps the greatest challenge in her life. Brought up with proper discipline and belief in Jesus's unconditional love to keep her steady, she has for many years shared a special gift of music and faith with us. She is not afraid to use her hands (enemy combatants be forewarned!) as she leads us in worship, strumming the guitar and our hearts with her fingers, singing every Sunday, barefoot in the presence of God.
May God bless her and keep this wonderful country, the United States of America, safe and free, forever and ever. Semper fidelis. Amen.