I have refrained from blogging for several months. After suddenly losing my brother to a massive heart attack in March, my priorities greatly changed. As you have likely noticed, blogging was one thing I dropped rather quickly. As we have watched world events unfold in the last five months, my desire to blog has waned. Other things seem so much more important……Things such as sending cards to those who are facing trials. Things like making phone calls to let others know how much I care about them. Time with family. Checking in on my parents as they continue to deal with the daily grief of having lost a child. And the list goes on…..
However, today I felt the need to share three things for which I am very thankful on this holiday weekend.
Most of all, I am thankful for the cross.
In these trying days in which we live, I am reminded daily that God alone is my fortress and my refuge. If it wasn’t for the cross, I wouldn’t be able to have peace in the midst of the chaos taking place in this world.
I am also thankful for my marriage.
Daily, my hubby and I discuss world events, Bible prophecy, and the reality of our Lord’s imminent return. We are becoming closer to each other as we watch the world face incredible times of tribulation. He is truly my best friend and I am so thankful for him. I cannot imagine facing the issues of the day if I did not have him here beside me. We find comfort in each other’s embrace in this world of constant chaos.
I am also thankful for the American Flag and what it means.
As I walked into Sunday school this morning, I noticed one of the men had on a shirt with the American Flag. I sadly expressed my thoughts, “Enjoy wearing that flag while we still have that freedom.” There were several people standing around at that moment, and none of them blew off my comment. Rather, they sadly concurred that we are in a time where we do have to wonder how much longer our beautiful flag will be able to fly freely….how much longer we will still be called The United States of America.