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Brighter Days

I am happy to say that today’s weather was shorts worthy over here in Madison. It was a nice treat to break a sweet trudging up Bascom Hill this afternoon. Anyways, on with my first post.

I am honored to have the opportunity to participate in Biking for Babies, which is now only two weeks away! I recently purchased my bike, and the training is going well thus far. I do need to say thank you to Machinery Row in Madison for helping me out with a nice ride and for supporting our cause. It’s hard to find good customer service these days, but I assure you the guys at Machinery Row do not disappoint.

That being said I also want to say “hi” to my parents: Jim and Marcy. Thank you for bringing me into the world. I could not imagine being anyone else’s son, and I would never, even for a moment, want to be. I love you both dearly, and without your guidance and love I would likely think a mission such as this would be a huge waste of time. But I can tell you why it isn’t.

I’m not sure what happened to the old fashioned American values…those good days when your neighbor’s well-being was just important as your own, when Sunday’s were exclusively for God and family, and when the difficult right thing was preferred to the easy wrong thing. I don’t know why we are all about what makes us happy, why truth is relative, or why convenience is more important than, at times, human life itself.

I love this country far too much for it to continue down its current path. I remember reading about our country in grade school history books and how we have always been a beacon of truth to the world. Though not perfect by any means, we’ve still abolished slavery, helped put an end to numerous genocides, and crushed the spread of communism. It’s hard for me to believe that an evil just as grave is still taking place within this country.

But, regardless of how it happened; it did. And if it doesn’t upset you, it should. Human life should never be considered a burden. It is a blessing, and the greatest at that. That is our message, though it isn’t our own to pass off. It is the message of our Creator who tells us, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” For an innocent and defenseless life to be the casualty of “resolving” an unexpected difficulty is the saddest thing in the world to me.

This is why Biking for Babies is worth it: because human life is worth it. Always.

Thousands of men died to make our country great. Let’s honor them in helping America once again shine with truth. But more importantly, your God died so that ALL might live. So alive in Christ, let us fight physically and spiritually for those who can’t speak on their own behalf. Though present time can be considered dark, there is hope in Christ, and “hope does not disappoint.” There are brighter days ahead.

Semper Fi,