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The other day on FaceBook I watched a video of a funny little herd of kids (baby goats not to be confused with human children…LOL). Delighted I watched as they bounced across the ground stiff legged, twisting and turning as they went. My heart swelled with the sudden understanding that the “kids” were filled with the joy of simply being alive on a beautiful spring day.
The master of the flock was a young man. The “kids” would pile up around him so he could reach down and pick each one up and give them a hug. Then they would run off for the day and several others would vie for his attention until each one got a hug. Isn’t that what our relationship with God should be? Every day our hearts should be filled with joy to wake up alive in the morning and receive our daily hug from God. May God bless your day!
Last Wednesday on my way to work on Longboat Key I was listening to a DJ interview one of our armed force heroes asking him questions about military life. The young man shared that he was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. The DJ asked him, “How do you prepare to deploy?” He answered, ” I get my will and papers in order to take care of my wife and family…..” He went on with other details but his first words deafened me to anything else he had to say. Here I was driving along through paradise, heading to a high rise condo on the beach to paint furniture, one of my favorite things to do. This young man was headed to a war torn country with the thought that he quite possibly would lose his life leaving his wife and children all alone. I felt ashamed of how much I take for granted.
Unless you have been in the military or are the family of someone in the military, most of us go along with our daily lives never giving a second thought about those putting their lives on the line every day. This Fourth of July we all need to take a moment from our joyful Fourth of July celebrations and give thanks to God for the brave men and women who fight and have fought to assure our freedom and our American way of life. God bless our troops!