Posted by Mike on 9th November 2006
I have the most overwhelming need to write this morning, although no particular subject came to mind. Writing is a comfort to me. Maybe I just needed to comfort myself using the written word. I have been reflecting on the freedoms we enjoy in the United States and the freedoms we have lost. Freedom brings responsibility to provide and protect yourself, and those who depend on you. Safety implies that you give up some of your freedom. I have found that being free is more daring and dangerous than being safe. Each person has to decide who they will trust for their safety. I place my trust in God for safety. This gives me great freedom and security. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s like standing on a hill at night, looking at the stars, listening to the coyotes howl, and knowing that whatever happens, I am safe because God is my strong protector.