Monday, September 06, 2010

Faith Hope Charity

I went to the Restoring Honor Rally in Washington DC on August 28. It was quite remarkable to be there.

This picture is of my cousins and me at the Mall. I am the second one from the front in the red t shirt. The rest are my cousins and friends. There were seven of us all together.

We left the house about 6:30 am and got to the Mall about 8:30 am. I am thankful that my cousin had the foresight to purchase Metro passes ahead of time for all of us. That was the deal breaker for attending the Rally since some of the people waiting at the Metro station for tickets didn't actually make it to the Rally.

We all stood in the sun for about 8 hrs that day. It was well worth it and I would do it again.

Some of the highlights were Sarah Palin speaking, the men being honored by Glenn and Alveda King speaking and the singing of Amazing Grace with the bagpipes.

What stands out most to me was the togetherness and oneness of the crowd. I actually didn't see any bigots or racists there and I can't believe people call conservatives those vile names.

The whole rally was about restoring honor to America. Because over the years we have lost our honor.

It was also about Faith. Your faith and my faith. Turning back to God. Because that really is the answer. God is the answer and I have seen it several times in my very own life. GOD is the only answer.

This is a picture of the Mall. But it's not a full picture of all the people there. There were people all the way back to the Washington Monument. What else that the TV cameras didn't see was all the people under the trees and all the people sitting on blankets and chairs!!! I was there and I know there were at least a quarter of a million people there. At least. Rumor has it that a park police estimated the crowd at 1.6 million.

Looking at this picure, we were about halfway down the reflecting pool on the right side. We were standing right in front of a speaker tower, so we had no crowd to our backs, we were able to sit on the fence.

It was an incredible experience.

Romans 8:28 (New Living Translation)

28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

1 comment:

bp said...

Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed reading about it. That is so great you got to have this amazing experience.