Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. ~ 07 JAN 2014
Posted on 01/06/2014 5:59:42 PM PST by laurenmarlowe
Read: Matthew 6:5-15
On November 19, 1863, two well-known men gave speeches at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The featured speaker, Edward Everett, was a former congressman, governor, and president of Harvard University. Considered one of the greatest orators of his day, Mr. Everett delivered a formal address lasting 2 hours. He was followed by President Abraham Lincoln, whose speech lasted 2 minutes.
Today, Lincolns speech, the Gettysburg Address, is widely known and quoted, while Everetts words have almost been forgotten. It is not just Lincolns eloquent brevity that accounts for this. On that occasion, his words touched the wounded spirit of a nation fractured by civil war, offering hope for the days to come.
Words do not have to be many to be meaningful. What we call the Lords Prayer is among the shortest and most memorable of all the teachings of Jesus. It brings help and healing as it reminds us that God is our heavenly Father whose power is at work on earth, just as it is in heaven (Matt. 6:9-10). He provides food, forgiveness, and fortitude for each day (vv.11-13). And all honor and glory belong to Him (v.13). There is nothing in our past, present, and future that is not included in our Lords brief words that help and heal.
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Thank you Lauren for this evenings road trip! *Hugs*
I soooo want to go there some day Sandy!
Permission granted & presence requested Conor! *Hugs*
Thank you Mayor for our Daily Bread & hope you & the family are doing well! *Hugs*
~ Road Trip: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.! ~
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Hi, Lauren! (((hugs)))
Great road trip tonight! I think I’ll wait till it warms up
before taking a trip to the East Coast...it’s cold enough here!
Good evenng, Mac...*HUGS*...how were your commutes? Snow? Ice?
Been above freezing all day today, but getting ready to drop and start freezing up again.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Don't work too hard. Don't forget to rest.
Good evening, Connie, and thank you for the tributes to our troops. *HUGS*
How was it getting back to the grind? Good commute?
We started out with lost files, but IT figured out where they put them. Day ended up ok...really busy.