A very current attack on American soil has occurred. The terrorists are again feeding the evil that dwells within them. We keep our America in Prayer, we ask God to continue the Freedom and Love of this Nation and to Lighten the hearts of those held in darkness.
“I thank my God upon every “remembrance” of you, (America), always in every prayer of mine making requests for you all with joy; for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a “good work” in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ; just as it is right for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my chains and in the “defense and confirmation” of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of Grace.”
This morning, I prayed for many needs. I prayed for the remembrance of this Country, and my own sweet loved ones. On this day, America, again is recalling the heightened measures our country has experienced. He is watching over every one in this World. May the joy, peace, love, and determination never fail our “America” that was built upon His Word. It is with the unfolding of His Love and Light that extends so much to the World itself.
So many years ago, when Viet Nam was on the forefront of our America, I wrote a poem in honor of those who gave their lives for our freedom. Many friends and family members of those I knew had given the ultimate sacrifice.
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
THE BLACK ROSE by Joan A. Pfeiffer
Mourn you sweet flower,
Shed your tears of dew,
Unfold your dark petals,
In memory of those we knew.
The soil you grow in,
Lays a blanket over each departed soul.
Your roots stretch through the ground,
To comfort their sorrows and cleanse souls.
Your dark, loathsome stem,
Tells of their once despicable lives.
And now returned to God,
They encounter neither hardships nor strife.