The Land of the Free and the Brave… Happy Independance Day America!

The Story of the Donkey who fell in a pit by Lisa Shea

This story was shared with me and like most good story’s… I’d like to share with you -like we were sitting on my porch… on a nice sunny day. ~Zoey


There was a very old donkey who had faithfully served his owner. The old donkey had fallen into a very, very deep pit that was too deep for the old donkey to be retrieved. The day had come that the owner had to decided what to do. So, since the old donkey’s situation was impossible, the owner decided to bury the old donkey.

He called his friend and they started to throw dirt in the pit on top of the old donkey. At first, the old donkey whinnied in hopelessness. The owner and his friend continued to shovel the fateful dirt, slowly filling the pit. It got quite, the donkey had stopped whinnying. With every shovel of dirt, the donkey would shake it off his back and stand on it, until finally it was filled enough that he walked out!


For me, the moral of this story is we are never without hope in impossible situations. It is a matter of perspective. Sometimes, it is the act of obedience required, to bring about the solution that we do not see immediately. Sometimes, it is the willingness to give back to God what has served our selfish pride – to stand firm and serve a greater cause for Him. Sometimes, it is better to be still and know that there is a work in progress, that if we shake off the sin from our backs… we will rise above an impossible situation. In turn we will know that God and He alone has provided a way back to His goodness and life abundantly filled with His love. We will know that against the odds…. Our God Reigns!


God Bless America as we celebrate the day of our independence. But it is not just for our religious freedom here in the states but for the entire world to see the greatness of the Lord, who brought a handful of believers in Christ Jesus to this great land of America and called them to stand firm against the odds, shake off the sin of reproach because there was a work in progress for His Glory and for His Kingdom.

My Devotion:  Micah 6:3

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God?

The American Flag: “Old Glory” 1960 Per Wikipedia: “… The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain and became the first states in the Union.”
Grand Union Flag 1775-1777 Per Wikipedia: …”is considered to be the first national flag of the United States.[1] This flag consisted of thirteen red and white stripes with the British Union Flag of the time (the variant prior to the inclusion of the St. Patrick’s cross of Ireland) in the canton.
The Betsy Ross Flag: the first ‘Star Spangled Banner’ 1776-1777

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