Echoes From the Campfire

Man can tell you any fur-fetched thing comes in his head, and you’ll cleave to it for solemn fact from then on.”
              –Alan LeMay  (The Searchers)

    “If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.”
              –1 John 1:6 (NASB)
There are dark, evil sinister forces at work in our country.  They go about in the guise of being servants, leaders of our country, and more enlightened than the rest of the people.  They have traded principle and honor for political correctness and traded the truth for a lie.  They are attempting to perpetuate stupidity upon the land and have brought confusion and derision.  I would say they are the forerunners of the Antichrist, the man of lawlessness who will know no boundary.
    Not yet–no, there are still some who haven’t bowed to the forces of evil, not bowed the knee to Baal.  But we are living in an age where we must be alert and diligently teach our children God’s holy word so that the enemy cannot dupe us.  Remember those who have gone on before; the lives they lived, the lessons they taught.
    We live in a country that has been blessed as no other in history.  God blessed us beyond measure and still the people complain.  However, there were a few who would go forth and sacrifice their own lives to help us secure God’s blessing.  Before this month, Armed Forces month, is over take time to be a person of resolve.

             “In the long and honored history of America
              There are names that shine like beacons in the night
              The Patriots whose vision gave us meaning
              Who kept the lamp of freedom burning bright
              In the long and honored history of America
              There are those that paid the last and final price
              Who are called upon by chance, or desperate circumstance
              To make the ultimate sacrifice
              A grateful nation bows its head in sorrow
              And in thanks for guaranteeing our tomorrow
              The last full measure of devotion
              That’s what they gave to the cause
              The last full measure of devotion
              And though they cannot hear our applause
              We honor them forever and keep alive their story
              Pay tribute to their lives and give them all the glory
              The last full measure of devotion
              Beyond the call of duty were their deeds
              The last full measure of devotion
              They gave themselves to serve the greater need
              And for those who did survive
              And came back home alive
              They join in praise of comrades who were slain
              And highly resolved, most highly resolved
              That these dead shall not have died in vain.”
                     –Larry Grossman

To add to that I would say, now is the time to live your life so that it is not in vain.  Take up your cross and follow Jesus daily.  Stand when the enemy attacks, and continue to stand to defend your family, and your country.