After a splendid victory at sea, Lord Nelson confronted the French admiral who was surrendering. The admiral, dressed in all of his regalia, approached Nelson to surrender. With his sword swinging by his side, the admiral put out his hand to the British commander. Lord Nelson stepped back and said, “Your sword first.” There are a lot of people who think they can walk up and glad hand the Lord Jesus Christ. He says, “Your sword first.” Surrender first! Jesus is not an appeaser, and He will never make a truce with sin. Never! We have to abdicate the throne. We have to surrender.
I feel moved to share more songs that mean a lot to me in desperate times. They also mean a lot to me in quiet times of reflection. I will add them as they come up in my heart and memory. Here's one called The Voice of Truth by Casting Crowns. And here's another one that's long but incredibly moving. After Gloria Gaither speaks, Guy Penrod sings Then Came the Morning.
And now, on a lighter note, here are some pictures from last summer that hopefully will make
you smile. My boys are/were not the kind to get very muddy, so I got a kick out of this. (I'm sure some of you think it's nothing!) I'm not sure if I should use the title "Got Mud?" or maybe "Got Water (& soap)"!