The Wonderful Land of the Free

The blessing of being free to make up my own mind is so precious, it simply is overwhelming. The danger of it all is that we fail to realize there are limits. I remember the first time I drove a Mercury Monterey at speeds in excess of 100mph. It was absolutely thrilling! It also was short lived and frightening. My hands on the steering wheel felt funny. I quickly backed off on the pedal when the realization came that my tires were barely touching the pavement. Today’s models are a bit more streamlined and hug the road much better, but the only other time I experienced high speed was when the late great, Tiny Lund, took me around the Texas World Speedway at very near 200 mph as he was taking his newly built racer for its first run. Thrilled as I was, Tiny had to assist me from the vehicle. I could hardly stand and it served to remind me that the thrill can kill. Freedom rings from our nation and the whole world wants some of it. There is no other nation under GOD’s blue sky that has what HE has afforded to us, but that Freedom has a price that has been paid by men and women, unselfishly, by the laying down of a life. We lost one of those heros just this week. Ryan Owens, a former member of Seal Team Six, age 46, was killed in Iran.  Our President, amid all that he was attempting to accomplish for us, took time to pay tribute by visiting with the family, privately. Transition for our 45th President is like the ‘Tribulation’. He and his team are playing the game of our lives on a playing field with most of those participating, playing dirty. I am convinced that what we are experiencing is GOD’s will and GOD WILL provide that which is needed to ‘Make America Great Again’, IF,  POTUS will adhere to this simple passage from  Psalms 84:11,  (KJV) “For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”   Think about it!  Justice!  Mercy!  Grace!  Wow!  From GOD’s WORD to Donald J. Trump’s ears!  For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.  Let it be, dear LORD, LET IT BE!  What a glorious day that will be, when the United States of America wakes up, stops ‘acting up, shuts up and listens to the ringing bells of Freedom! That’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates.   AMEN

4 thoughts on “The Wonderful Land of the Free

  1. It’s absolutely GREAT to have a President stand up and take notice of the efforts of one of the ‘little’ people who help make and keep this country free. (I do have to acknowledge that former Presidents, including Obama and Bush have paid the same honor the families of fallen military members on occasion.) “Greater love hath no man than this: that he lay down his life for a friend.” (or his country [that includes those who protest the actions of his government, commander in chief, and/or superiors]). He was less than a year (approximately) from being eligible for ‘early’ retirement from the military! My heart goes out to his wife, children, parents and siblings.

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