by Marvin D. Patterson

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Independence Day! (2 of 2)
Series: Independence Day
Marvin Patterson
1 Timothy 2:1-6

Little Andy Was At His First Day of School

Mrs Whyte, his teacher advises the class that each school day starts with the "Pledge of Allegiance"*** and instructs them to put their right hand over their heart and repeat after her.

As Mrs Whyte starts the recitation she looks around the room, 'I pledge allegiance to the flag........', when her eyes are drawn to Andy who has his hand over the right cheek of his bottom.

'Andy, I cannot continue till you put your hand over your heart,' she demands.

Andy looks up and replies, 'It is over my heart.'

After several more attempts to get Andy to put his hand over his heart, Mrs Whyte enquires, 'Why do you think that is your heart, Andy?'

'Well Miss,' answers Andy, 'because every time my Grandma comes to visit she pats me there and says, "Bless your little heart," and my Grandma never lies.'

Father William, the old priest, made it a practice to visit the parish school one day a week. He walked into the 4th grade class, where the children were studying the states, and asked them how many states they could name. They came up with about 40 names. Father William jokingly told them that in his day students knew the names of all the states. One lad raised his hand and said, 'Yes sir, but in those days there were only 13 states.


We are examining three admonitions that God gives us to help make our country a stronger nation. God has been so good to us in America, and He has blessed us far more than He has blessed any other nation at any other time in history! We have our problems, just like all nations have their problems, but with the help of God, we can become stronger, and more united in our relationship with the Lord, and with each other!

How can we see our grand nation become even stronger as we have enjoyed out 238 year of independence from Great Britain, and all other nations? We wi ...

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