Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Gabby Opens Her Eyes...

... and Our President rises to the occasion
As Scripture tells us:

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
As for 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green...
Christina was given to us on September 11th, 2001, one of 50 babies born that day to be pictured in a book called “Faces of Hope.” On either side of her photo in that book were simple wishes for a child’s life. “I hope you help those in need,” read one. “I hope you know all of the words to the National Anthem and sing it with your hand over your heart. I hope you jump in rain puddles.”

If there are rain puddles in heaven, Christina is jumping in them today. And here on Earth, we place our hands over our hearts, and commit ourselves as Americans to forging a country that is forever worthy of her gentle, happy spirit.

May God bless and keep those we’ve lost in restful and eternal peace. May He love and watch over the survivors. And may He bless the United States of America.
Pretty good stuff.

4 Comments:

Blogger jake said...

I agree that the text of the President's speech seemed mostly appropriate.
But was anybody else also put off by the campaign T-shirts and pep rally atmosphere?

January 13, 2011 at 1:46 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Fair point. Not Obama's fault.

January 14, 2011 at 7:03 AM 
Blogger jake said...

How does the blue T-shirt slogan "Together We Thrive" speak to mourning and this horrific tragedy?

Not to be cynical, but it sure sounds like a poll-tested theme from the Obama re-election committee, set up to deflect the Administration's monumental failure with the economy and jobs.

When we see the Arizona speech as a campaign commercial, and these T-shirts marketed nationally, then their total lack of shame will be obvious.

January 14, 2011 at 11:39 AM 
Blogger jake said...

Just received an email from Michelle Obama promoting MLK day.
It was titled "Standing Together in Service".

That theme is remarkably similiar to the "Together We Thrive" T-shirt. You could even wear your official blue T-shirt to your MLK service project. Probably just a coincidence...

January 14, 2011 at 2:32 PM 

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