Saturday, May 18, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 18 May 2019

Armed Service Day

And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.” (Hebrews 11:32-34)

Today’s Morsel:  Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May.  Thanks to President Harry S. Truman, it’s a day to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces.  President Truman led the effort to establish a holiday in order for citizens to unite and to honor our military heroes for their patriotic service in support of the United States of America.  In addition, the first Armed Forces Day also played an essential part in educating society and expanding public knowledge of the military and the role they play in the community. Therefore, it wasn’t only a means to honor those who serve or who have served in the military, but also a way to showcase its top of the line equipment and abilities used to protect those in our country.  The importance of this day should always be evident.  It is a day that our military members rightly deserve and it is essential that we celebrate it accordingly. We salute and honor our military members today.  Thank you for your service.  

Sing: Thanks! Thanks! I give You Thanks, for all You have done. I am so blessed, my soul has found rest, O’ Lord I give You thanks.

Thought For Today: Freedom is not free.

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