describes a patriot as “one who loves his country”,
or “one who is devoted to the welfare of his country”.
My Grandmother instilled within me a sense of patriotism
from a very young age. She knew the hardships her
parents faced and relinquished to have a better life in
this country. She never turned back on who she
was, but embraced who she had become.
life came at a great price. They would leave
their beloved Romania and all they knew, to start afresh
in a place unknown. My Great Grandfather
attempted twice to come to this country, first alone,
and is remembered for writing his wife and telling her
that he was so poor and so hungry that he would like to
lay on a railroad track and just die.
stories are many in between, but they did of course make
for themselves a new life. My head and heart is
filled with my Grandmothers stories she would tell me,
and that I never tired of hearing. To her, they
were as real as yesterday. She was only 6 years
of age, but she remembered vividly seeing whales swim
along side the ship she was in. She said she had
a button on her coat with the ships name, and that she
threw it to the whales. Yes, they traveled in
steerage, but the captain took pity on her mother and
sisters, for their father had gone ahead first to put
things in order, and allowed them to have a meal in the
Great-Grandmother, my Grandmother and my two aunts from
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on through the years and memories were established.
Memories that would be shared with the generations to
come. A family bond was established that could
never be erased, and most of all, a personal Savior they
would come to know.
mind goes back to an earlier time before the masses of
immigrants arrived in this nation. A time when
this country was just to be established and God was
putting in place men that would help to lay the
foundation of a nation built on Godly principals.
Men who would defy allegiance to their mother land, and
risk all for their independence. Through sacrifice this
new colony would become a great nation, and in its
Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and God inspired
words would be there for the next generations, and serve
as a heritage from our forefathers.
I go back further in time to the Supreme Sacrifice that
was made for us to know ultimate freedom. That was when
a loving God willingly gave His only Son that we may not
only know salvation, but life everlasting (John 3:16).
This is our heritage as the children of God, and it is
written as a beautiful story of love in His Word, the
Bible. His promise of the Holy Spirit is given to us in
(Acts 2:40) which says, “For the promise is unto you and
to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as
many as the Lord our God shall call”.
the last days are upon us, we must rise up as mighty men
of faith and valor to protect the Godliness of this
nation. We must in prayer intercede for those in
leadership, whether in the pulpit or in government. It
is our duty to stand in the line of Satan’s attacks with
great courage, even as those in battle for this nations
well being stood to insure our freedom. Let us
not forget what has been established aforehand.
not the ancient landmarks, which thy fathers have set”
(Proverbs 22:28), but let us do our job civically and
spiritually remain victorious in the plan that God has
laid before us. Victors in Him!
overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of
their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the
death" (Revelations 12:11.)
Copyrighted by Jody Lewis. All rights reserved.
Rev. James and Jody Lewis
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