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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.

Alfred B. Davis is the pastor of the Bible Baptist Church, located in his hometown of Richfield, Ohio. He also hosts Live with Pastor Al, a live, call-in radio program dealing with Bible questions and current events in light of God's Word. Live with Pastor Al is heard every Sunday night from 11:00 PM to 12:00 AM and every Friday afternoon from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM on AM 1220 WHKW.

He has also written several Christian booklets and several ebooks, including three nonfiction ebooks:

and one ebook novel:

Pastor Al also writes and publishes several church and ministry newsletters, and an on-line blog, Pastoral Guidance Suggested. He also writes and maintains the Bible Baptist Church web site, his radio program website Live with Pastor Al and a new Christian apologetics website WhatIfGodExists.com.

From a background in biology and natural resource management, a stint in the United States Air Force, church planting in the Samoan Islands of the South Pacific, and pastoring in Northeast Ohio, Davis brings an uncommon outlook and unique insights to his comments, discussions, and writings.

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