Good Morning FPCLA,
Last Thursday, President Biden signed a bill to set aside Juneteenth or June 19 as a Federal Holiday. Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. People celebrate by having cookouts, church services, musical performances, and other public events.
President Biden remarked, “Great nations don’t ignore their most painful moments. Great nations don’t walk away. We come to terms with the mistakes we made. And remembering those moments, we begin to heal and grow stronger.” I believe this is also true in our Christian beliefs.
Today let us celebrate. And tomorrow, let us continue to recognize other issues caused by systemic racism.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16
57 As soon as David came back from killing the Philistine, Abner brought him, the Philistine’s head still in his hand, straight to Saul.
58 Saul asked him, “Young man, whose son are you?”
“I’m the son of your servant Jesse,” said David, “the one who lives in Bethlehem.”
18 By the time David had finished reporting to Saul, Jonathan was deeply impressed with David—an immediate bond was forged between them. He became totally committed to David. From that point on he would be David’s number-one advocate and friend.
2 Saul received David into his own household that day, no more to return to the home of his father.
3-4 Jonathan, out of his deep love for David, made a covenant with him. He formalized it with solemn gifts: his own royal robe and weapons—armor, sword, bow, and belt.
5 Whatever Saul gave David to do, he did it—and did it well. So well that Saul put him in charge of his military operations. Everybody, both the people in general and Saul’s servants, approved of and admired David’s leadership.
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