Stars and Stripes for now
And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, (Acts 17:26)
YOU HAVE PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET." For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. (Hebrews 2:8)
I posted the photo above. A pastor friend of mine responded on Facebook. His explanation captured perfectly the sentiment behind why I posted this photo on the Fourth of July and the verse from Acts. Here is his comment which I believe complements the photo well. Posted with permission.
I understand the sentiment behind, "Stars and Stripes FOREVER!"... however, indeed, they are only for an allotted time... even as our temporal lives! On this day of rejoicing in the blessings that are ours in America, and of giving thanks for the many who gave their lives for our freedoms, and of having fears as we behold the magnitude of problems and enemies to our cherished way of temporal life, and of being urged to a resurgence of resolve to fight for those freedoms-- IT WOULD BE WISE FOR ALL WHO ARE IN CHRIST to have RENEWED gratitude, commitment, loyalty, and service to JESUS CHRIST our LORD and SAVIOUR! -- ONLY He and His Kingdom are FOREVER! ~Pastor James Bell