American Legion Reynoldsburg Post 798 12th District Council Department of Ohio
                                                  American Legion                                                 Reynoldsburg Post 798                                                  12th District Council                                                  Department of Ohio

Chaplain's Corner

 

Carl Bradley Jr.

August

God’s blessings come to us in all shapes and sizes; from very small ones to very large ones.

 

For example, one of His small ones has made an impact on me. I call it the view that GOD has made---sunsets.

 

People tend to stop what they are doing to watch them, snap pictures of them, and stand there, enjoy the beautiful view.  My wife and I watched one sunset over the lake from our little cottage patio. Our friends stayed around after a cookout to watch this nightly phenomenon.  At that moment when the sun fully slipped below the horizon, they said it was quite a sight to behold.

 

But why do people respond like that?

 
In the book of Psalms 148:3, it is written, “Praise Him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars.”

 

I think this offers a clue. The beauty that comes to us through nature speaks to our souls like few things do. It not only has the capacity to stop us in our tracks and captivate our attention, it also has the power to turn our focus to the Maker of beauty itself.  The wonder of God’s vast creation can cause us to pause and remember what is truly important. Ultimately, it reminds us that there is a Creator behind the stunning entrance and exit of the day.

 

Tonight when you pray, add this:

 

"Father, I enjoy the world You have created with its variety and color. You and what You have made are awesome. Lord, I praise you through whom all blessings come."

 

Amen.

 

Post Chaplain Carl Bradley

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

 
Members of the Reynoldsburg American Legion Family:

 

I wish you a safe and happy Independence Day.

 

The Fourth day of July has been declared as the day we, as a nation, celebrate our freedom from the tyranny of external rule from another country.

 

We should always remember the courage, fortitude, and sacrifice that was made to gain and keep that freedom. For 241 years, we have been united, divided and reunited, but, the efforts and the documents that our founding fathers put forth still bind us together. Today, the same courage, fortitude, and sacrifices of the few are still protecting us from our enemies and against those that threaten our friends as well.  As it is said in many ways, “FREEDOM IS NOT FREE”.

 

Let us never forget.

 

Before we go out to celebrate, say your prayers thanking God for your blessings.

 

You may use this prayer if you wish…. (Taken in part from my Legion Chaplain’s prayer manual):

 

Our Heavenly Father:

 

Make us truly grateful for the goodly heritage that you have bestowed upon this nation, whereby we enjoy the greatest freedom on earth.

 

Watch over our national leaders and our people. Protect us by Thy holy might; keep us ever mindful of the sacrifices made for us by our fallen comrades. Make us worthy of Thy loving kindness.

 

Lord, we pray to Thee that we may hold our liberty in high esteem. We thank Thee for this wonderful country in which we are privileged to live. Inspire all our people, that we may live together in unity. We ask that Thou keep us free from jealousy or racial bias or class bigotry, and that Thy wisdom and strength be with us all.

 

Amen.

 

God bless you all and God bless the USA.

 

---Carl Bradley Jr., Post Chaplain

 
 

GOD BLESS THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE
Dear Lord, I’ve fought for freedom
for many nights and days,
It’s now on bended knee I come to you
These words please hear me pray.
 
For all my friends and patriots 
who never said a word
Just raised their hand and gave a nod 
When they were asked to serve.
 
Please honor them and hold them
Your love keep them from harm 
May they find some peace tonight
In your loving arms.
 
For all who love this country 
and stood up so brave and true,
It’s only for her rights we fight
God bless the red, white, and blue.
 
Amen 
                                 -----Sherman Hartley

 

 

God Bless You.

 

Carl Bradley
Asst. Chaplain 12th District

The American Legion

Reynoldsburg Post 798

P.O. Box 58

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

Post Commander

Pete Margaritis

pmargaritis@columbus.rr.com

NEXT MEETING

The next regularly scheduled monthly post meeting will be on Thursday, September 14th, 2017, at 1900 hrs. at the

FOE Eagles Club,
1623 Brice Road.

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