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National Day of Prayer

Today, May 2, is this year’s National Day of Prayer. Some people miss the point of the day, saying “shouldn’t you be praying all year ’round?” Well, yes, but this day, much like other “Days” is for a reflection on why we do what we do year ’round. You don’t celebrate Mother’s Day just that day and write her off for the rest of the year. You don’t take Presidents’ Day and not reflect on the leaders, both former and current, of our nation, and say screw ’em the rest of the year. (On second thought, most of you probably do say that…)

This Day was established in 1952 and is observed by many people across the nation, both those associated with a specific denomination and those not. For some people it’s a really big deal, and not for the same reasons… Some love it, and some hate it. I’ll let you figure out who is who here.

So why do we need such a day now? Reflect on the following recent headlines:

Pentagon: Proselytizing Punishable by Court-Martial

Kermit Gosnell Murder Trial: Deliberations go on in Pa. abortion doctor’s case, no verdict

Steve Smith, Ohio man convicted of killing 6-month-old Autumn Carter as he raped her, has been executed

I could go on, but really, with these horrors going on every day in our country, neglecting to mention those outside our borders that are no less horrific, is it any wonder that there needs to be a day to remember why we need to pray for our leaders who make laws on our behalf (whether we voted for them or not)? These are frightening times we live in, whether you believe in God or not. But it’s a lot easier to go through with His support.

My Mommy

My mommy died today. I am broken.

Turned on the radio just in time to hear what I needed to hear. As usual.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

New International Version (NIV)
Believers Who Have Died

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Mom is alive in Christ. Someday I will be with her again. It’s just going to be very hard until then.