Link To Our National Anthem
I am a Veteran and have served my country in a war that some reduced to a conflict.
It seems to me that it becomes real easy for folks to forget the price that is paid when our First Responders and Veterans try and do the right thing and stand in the gap for a member of the community who they don't even know.
I was sent a link to the background info for our National Anthem. I invite you to listen to the story and you won't ever listen to our National Anthem the same again. Pray for our First Responders and our Vets as they deserve this moment of prayer. It's the least we can do today!
Thank You for your Service and Support. First Responders we love you.
Thank You Vets and First Responders for your willingness to make things right and stand in the gap for the community.
Just A Chaplain
Link to our National Anthem: https://www.youtube.com/embed/YaxGNQE5ZLA
Notes from Chaplain Jim
I have heard over the years from our First Responders, I’ve got your Back or I’ve got your six – do you need backup? Nope, I’m Code Four.
It’s mind boggling this Christmas Story – the Birth of a baby, conceived by a virgin, prophesied 650 years and more before the birth, even the very location where they would live.
When all that comes true its weird, it’s scary for some and emotional for others – the birth of the Son of God – Wow, what a statement.
There is history galore involved in the proclamation and so much to say about what Christmas is and yet in one word – a word that became flesh and lived right with us blasts every definition of Christmas with only what God identifies and engages for all of humanity even to those who dislike Christmas – God and every concept of His influence.
The Word – Immanuel. It means - God is with us. In one word the very essence of Christmas is declared and deployed for all mankind even to those who don’t like Christmas.
Glad to know that God is with us still – He has our backs. To celebrate Christmas is to acknowledge that God is with us.
Merry Christmas from all of our COPC Chaplains and Board members.
Central Oregon Police Chaplaincy
325 NE Kearney Ave., Bend, OR 97701
PO Box 1898, Redmond, OR 97756
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