This post is different from my prior posts. As I was reading scripture this morning my thoughts turned to the small town in Northern Maine that I grew up in. I was privileged to grow up in a community where you basically knew everyone. It was a thriving community at that time. While I would not classify it as Mayberry, it had many of its qualities.
I was also favored by attending a small high school where there as well you basically knew everyone and their brothers and sisters. My class of 1969 was a special class, as we were close knit and we have attempted to keep in touch throughout the years.
As a class we are now in the Autumn of our years and slowly heading to the Winter of our years. Some of our classmates have long since left us. We have all felt sorrow, pain, and disappointment. That is part of life.
We are living in a much different world today. With the upheaval in the world and especially in our country it behooves us to really count our blessings and make much use of the time God has allotted us to have.
May we be wise enough to not allow any differing political beliefs to cause division and strife. Scripture admonishes us to pray for all our leaders. Only as we remain thankful for what we have and pray for all our leaders can God truly work.
I would encourage you, my friends, to pray for our country, our leaders, and our families. As we lift everything and everyone up in prayer we can accomplish more in our later years than in our former.
We have much to be thankful for.” Rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thess: 16-18.