Saturday, July 30, 2011
God bless the U.S.A!
Last spring, my son Matthew graduated from kindergarten. I was amazed how fast days fly. He is going to first grade next fall and he will be turning seven years old in October. He is still very interested to learn about sharks and whales. He is still into listening to Bible stories and American history; he talks about the great men in the Bible and the men of the United States. His favorite men are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr. He loves the song "God bless the U.S.A.," and he sings it again and again. He knows that as an American individual, he has the right to pursue happiness, life and liberty. That's one reason why he loves this land. He has to know too that he has to stand up and defend the constitution and laws of the United States. I hope that he will continue to desire to learn about American history and appreciate the freedom he has now. He definitely is exercising his Freedom of Speech. Freedom of religion is practiced right now as he goes with us to Church every Sunday, but he doesn't have anything to say to that. I hope he will continue to do so for the rest of his life and say as Joshua did, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."