We fight To Be Free ~ George Washington
First, I want to say thank you to those that sent a scripture for the class. It was really cool how they really all tied together.
Eph. 6: 10-18 (Elaine Martin) Armor of God – fighting the fight against evil and darkness
Eph. 2:10 (David Tripple) Their lives matter, everything they do matters. “For we are God’s masterpiece.” He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
These scriptures bring to mind SCA’s verse for the year…. “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take old of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12
Spending the day at Mount Vernon is inspirational and exhausting. What a statesman he was. His statement, “We fight to be free” in his war council talk with his officers is a lesson/sermon in itself. He was preparing for the famous crossing of the Delaware. He knew there were great risks but the greater risk was to not fight. I believe George Washington understood his life mattered. Everything he did mattered. So his decisions, followed by his actions were carefully calculated and selfless.
We want these students to know, in their hearts – their lives matter. To do those good things we were created to do, we (I) will need to be equipped and understand there is a bigger picture than just us (me). Their life decisions matter. Their actions matter. G
- Okay… side note… the girls just knocked on my door (connecting door between our rooms) Oh My Word. I do have not words… we just laughed a lot! I told them I would put that in the blog! You’ll have to ask them. That’s all I’m going to say!
To be successful in living a life that matters … we need a relationship with our Creator God, his word, and that armor. We need to be willing and prepared to fight the good fight in our day to day, in our relationships with each other, in our relationship with Almighty God.
Debrief: A few thoughts from the students
“Being in Washington’s house, it inspires you to want to be like that to make a difference, to be someone others look up to.”
I am so grateful for those that helped me get here. This is a big deal to me. I never thought I would be here to see all of this.
Seeing the slave quarters and seeing all they dealt with and had to do. It makes me think about how they must have felt. What was it really like?
The students are having a great time. They are now believers that this is an extreme walking trip.
Tomorrow is the Holocaust Museum and Prayer Walking Embassy Row. At the Museum we will get to hear a Holocaust survivor speak. It is always an honor to experience this. Soon there will be no more survivors of the Holocaust. So we are excited to have this privilege. After that we will spend 3-4 hours in the museum. It will be a big emotional day! Tomorrow will be very impacting!
Thank you for your prayers!