Friday, March 29, 2013
Miltary Protection Acts on Good Friday
"This morning I'd like to do something special for the men and women who are serving in our armed forces away from home this Easter weekend. If you have a loved one or a friend who is serving, please list their name below as a comment to this post. I ask that everyone else thank these men and women by replying to these comments. I will try to thank as many as I can because their sacrifice keeps us free. May God bless you and your families."
We have one military man in our family. He survived 2 tours to the Middle East to come home permanently injured from his service so he can try and live a normal life with his beautiful family. I feel very humble with sincere gratitude for his service and for the service of all soldiers. I can't ever repay their gift but I can give thanks for it this Good Friday and Easter weekend.
What is the meaning of Good Friday? " The origin of the term Good is not clear. Some say it is from "God's Friday" (Gottes Freitag); others maintain that it is from the German Gute Freitag, and not specially English. Sometimes, too, the day was called Long Friday by the Anglo-Saxons; so today in Denmark"
The good in Greek means obedience to God's Will. God took something horrible that happened on Good Friday into something great for mankind forever beyond that day. For both, I give thanks!
One old saying is plant crops on Good Friday for good crops. I think that depends where you live! Last year was a good day to plant and now that our snow is melting off it looks like we could plant in a few weeks. Has anyone planted their potatoes or peas? It's not been fit here but has other places in the US and the world.
I have the freedom to do a lot of things I take for granted. Today, I honor our soldiers who have kept us free and our Lord who has given us Eternal Freedom.