“He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.” Song of Solomon 2:4 KJV

[May 23, 2008]  I read that an American POW in the Hanoi Hilton took some cloth scraps and carefully sewed an American flag. --                                                                    Send a link to a friend

Every morning he would come to attention, salute the flag and give the pledge of allegiance. One day his captors caught him. They destroyed his flag, beat him mercilessly, and then threw him back into his cell. Later one of his fellow POW’s saw him working with his hands and asked, “What are you doing?” He replied, “Sewing another flag.”
The flag you fly says, “I’m glad to be connected with what this represents. I’m not ashamed of what this symbolizes. This identifies me and is a symbol of victory for me.”
American Christians are sometimes surprised when they travel to other countries and find that Christians in those countries do not feel about the flag of their country like most here feel about Old Glory. Because many other countries were not founded upon Biblical principles of truth and justice and righteousness, there is little in those countries to inspire the hearts of just men to patriotism. Other flags sometimes represent power, but don’t necessarily represent freedom.

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I get an emotional connection when I look at the Star Spangled Banner. I think about my Grandpa Berry fighting in Germany in WWI; my Dad fighting onboard the USS Wisconsin in WWII; and my brother fighting in Vietnam in 1969.
The Bible says the Christian’s banner is God’s love. It is a selfless love that causes a husband to live for his wife instead of himself. It is a patient love that causes brothers and sisters to live in harmony with each other. It is a righteous love that loves good and hates evil. That flag is our identification, our rallying point, and our symbol of victory. It needs to fly over our homes, our churches, and our nation

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