Sunday, September 11, 2016

Showing Unity

This is a partial re-post from three years ago... 
~Flag (Photo taken 9-8-2013)~

If you live in the U.S., have you noticed an abundance of flags flying in the past twelve years? We have. In fact, both John and I first purchased flags to display that year. The entire town is covered in flags — one on every street post, and most homes display a flag. This became a way to show unity after the tragedy atrocity of September 11, 2001. 

There's something very special to me about seeing a flag fluttering in the breeze. There are still many reasons to be concerned about world events today; there are still many reasons to be concerned about the country today. The world is not a nicer, safer place since 9-11. Someday it will be again. Until then, we put our hope in The Lord and trust in His Word.

Postscript: John climbed the telephone poll for the final time in April 2016 to place a new flag at The Ponderosa. I am amazed that he was able to do it. Typical of him. He replaced  many a flag through the past 15 years. Somewhere, he has it duly noted how long an all-weather flag lasts at the end of the drive. Originally, he was not going to continue replacing the flag, but when people told him how much they loved seeing that flag flying, he was faithful to keep it flying. Oh, by the way, John owns that telephone poll and placed it there all by himself. Also typical of him. ☺

A blessed day to you...