God's Words For US
by Cecelia Lester
This is a Children’s Moments message I gave a few weeks ago. Before I left church that Sunday, I had two women in my age group tell me they learned about the pledges to the Bible and the Christian flag. Each of them said they never heard these pledges before. I personally believe we need to get back to the basics of our beliefs and religious practices.
I have been thinking about promises lately, sometimes we call them pledges. A pledge is a sincere promise we make. We make one to our nation’s flag, another one to the Bible, and one to the Christian flag.
In all three pledges, we promise to be loyal to each of these.
Pledge to the American flag
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which is stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Pledge to the Bible
I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word. A lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. It’s words I will hide in my heart, that I might not sin against God. (1)
Pledge to the Christian flag
I pledge allegiance to the Christian flag and to the Savior for whose Kingdom it stands, one Savior, crucified, risen again, and coming again with life and liberty to all who believe. (2)
We have those items in our sanctuary here at our church. I discovered something I did not know about the Christian flag. I knew there is a cross in a blue section, and the rest of the flag is white. Here’s what I learned:
#The shade of red in the Cross reminds us of Jesus’ blood that He shed because He took our sins away.
#The blue reminds us of the water of baptism. It also reminds us of Jesus’ loyalty to God.
#The white reminds us of Jesus’ purity. He was without sin until He went to the Cross for us. (3)
1. http://www.ccabrazil.org/uploads /4/3/5/9/4359809/christian_flag__bible_pledges.pdf
3. http://en.wikiepedia.org/Christian _Flag#:-text=The Christian Flag was first to arrive for the event/
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Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over two decades..
She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog quietspirit-followingmyking.blogspot.com/
She has served in a faith-based organization, Grace In Action by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.
In July 2017, she published her first book, 'Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy.'
She and her husband of 54 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.
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