June 14, 2022 - Good Morning! It’s Tuesday, June 14.
In the 1700’s, Francis Hopkinson was a judge, author, musician, composer, member of the Continental Congress, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. And on June 14, 1777, his design was accepted for the flag of the United States. And you always thought it was Betsy Ross who did that!
Hopkinson’s flag looked pretty much like our present one, except for the number of stars (thirteen). I think the American flag is the most beautiful flag in the world and I fly five on my property. Today is Flag Day, so be sure to fly yours, too!
In Bible times, armies marched into battle behind flags, standards, banners. Many scriptures mention this. One memorable one is in Exodus 17. Moses has just won a great battle and builds an altar in thanks to God. He names it Jehovah-Nissi. Early Bibles translated this as “the Lord My Refuge” or “the Lord My Exaltation”. But most modern translations, like my favorite, the New International Version, use a different term.
The Lord My Banner!
Meet you back here tomorrow,