Today is the 150th anniversary of that fateful shot in Ft Sumter that start the War Between the States, or as it is referred to in the south – “The War of Northern Aggression”. It’s quite an interesting period of history for Americans, and I hope that you are able to spend a little time investigating and learning about what was going on during that time.
It’s also the 50th anniversary of the first manned space flight by Yuri Gagarin.
So it’s a day that seems to be either be about the issue of internal fighting, or about shooting for the moon. But even that seem to be a divided thought. And that is sort of what I had intended to discuss today, but my brain is so scattered on other things that I can’t even focus!
3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3, New International Version, ©2011)
It’s one of those crazy things about being scattered – and its one of the most frustrating things about my daily life. My spirit wants to focus and shoot for the moon, but I find myself in this battle amongst myself, tore between several masters and in the end not getting anywhere. This has been something that I have written about in the past and is one of those things that we all struggle with. So as we consider the historical significance of today, try to see if you can get out of the quaqmire of internal stiff and focus of the amazing things that can happen when you are working all in the same direction.