Katy was not feeling well enough to make it to church today but we are having our small group from church over tonight for devotions and fellowship. We’re hoping Katy will feel up to joining us. She’s big on having company.
Yesterday in Lynchburg, the steel company making the new beams for the Freedom Tower (where the Twin Towers once stood) invited the public to come and sign the first new beams before they left for New York. The company, Banker Steel, made the original beams for the Twin Towers when they were built. Katy wanted to go to sign a beam. She wasn’t up for the hour-long drive but my friend, Linda, went with her grand-daughters for a family outing. Around four o’clock eleven-year-old Lindsey and nine-year-old Haley called Katy by cell phone to tell her the news that the girls had signed her name for her! It made Katy’s day. The girls were excited to do it for her and beside the name “Katy” I asked them to write 9/11/91. That date is significant to Katy as it was the day we drove her to Washington DC to the Immigration and Naturalization Service building, where she became an American citizen. While our family celebrates 9/11 for the freedoms Katy now enjoys, we also have a country remembering that date every year. It made us all aware that freedom is a precious gift that is bought with a price.
Thank you to the men and women and their families serving our country today, and to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, so that we can continue to enjoy peace and freedom this Christmas. God bless your Christmastime celebrations with His very presence whether in your home or in Iraq or Afghanistan. We celebrate the freedom that Christ came to give us, freedom from all our sin and shame.Comments: