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When I See that Great Flag
By Alfred B. Davis, 2009
When I see that great flag of the United States of America, I see more that just a flag. I'm reminded of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and what He did for me.
The stars remind me of the universe and all that He created when He spoke it into existence through the mighty power of His Word.
The blue field behind the stars speaks to me of the heaven beyond the starry sky and the promise of a mansion there to all who will believe.
The red stripes illustrate the stripes upon His back and show the precious blood He shed as payment for my sin.
The white stripes, bordered by the red, remind me that although my sins were scarlet He washed them white as snow and now my heart, although it once was black, now is white within.
The pole that lifts the grand old flag and points into the sky, is like the cross that lifted up my Savior and like a lonely sentinel still points the only way.
Old Glory tells of what He left behind and what the angels sang, to shepherds keeping watch by night on the occasion of His birth.
And as the flag lifts and swells with the freshening of the breeze, I remember how He went to rest into a borrowed tomb, but on the third day rose victorious, with a mighty triumph over death and sin.
The snap of the flag, the flash of its broad stripes and bright stars, it's as the Holy Word of God that echoes in my soul and shows to me that the only way to be truly free is to have my sins forgiven and Jesus in my heart.
So when I see that great flag of the United States of America, I see more that just a flag. I'm reminded of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and what He did for me.