I’m sure by now your email box is overflowing with well wishes from merchants and organizations to which you subscribe.
You’ve probably already been reminded of President Washington’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation, the Pilgrims passion to share the Gospel in the new world, the troops who serve us in far off lands and their families who pray for their safe return.
While we at PATRIOT MISSION echo these sentiments and join all the revelers in wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving, we also want to inspire you with a decision that is before you.
During all the celebrations today and over this coming weekend, as you enjoy your family reunions, fine food and drink (along with a few moments of grid-iron action), please take a minute and step back from the circle and find a private, quiet place where you can let your mind wander for a few minutes.
Imagine you were personally invited to a meeting with the great leaders throughout the ages. They have been brought together to look you in the eye and ask you a question.
Imagine sitting in a comfortable chair at the front of a large family room with a roaring fireplace. In that room, as you panned the guests, you see people you’ve read about throughout all of recorded history.
Imagine seeing Moses, David – the man after God’s heart who took on Goliath as a boy, Mary the mother of Jesus, and early warriors of the Faith like Peter & Paul. You begin to recognize a cascade of leaders who helped launch the new world … people from Christopher Columbus to William Bradford and Squanto.
Imagine continuing the scan and seeing faces of each Mom in the first group of 102 Pilgrims who covered their babies with their own bodies during the first horrible winter in Plymouth… sacrificing their lives so their children could live to prosper in the new world.
Imagine being joined next to the warmth of the fireplace by several families from the late-1700s who were starting to consider separation from the Crown of England… see the stress and hard choices resting upon their hearts.
Imagine the intensity when your eyes meet General Washington’s steely gaze… and you immediately feel the passion in his heart to deliver freedom to his fellow countrymen.
Imagine the incredible pain and commitment when connect directly with Abraham and Mary Lincoln, parents who’ve suffered unimaginable personal loss, and who are now locked in a deep Civil War which pits brother against brother … and yet must be won for America to become truly united.
Imagine seeing a group of young boys in the room, most of whom are 17 to 20 years old… all wearing similar outfits but from different eras. You realize one is a Doughboy from WW1 another is a Ranger who scaled the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, a nearly frozen Soldier from Korea’s Chosin Reservoir enjoys your warm fire, and a Marine from the jungles of Vietnam is flanked by their newest young comrades in arms from Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Imagine as you continue around this broad circle, you now see your family and your progeny, whom you will never meet… great, great, great grandchildren who will bear your name and the burden… or the joy of your decision.
Imagine standing in front of your Maker having to give an account for your decision.
What is the decision before you?
It’s simply this. When you realized everything in world history has led to this moment in time, what did you do?
When you understood that America, the most incredible nation the world has ever seen, founded on the goodness of biblical principles to serve mankind… is now facing generation altering choices, what did you do?
No matter what season of life you find yourself in at this very moment, you can serve America, your fellow citizens and the God of the universe.
On this Thanksgiving Day, this is a moment in time for which we can be eternally grateful.
A moment in time when YOU get to decide the future.
A moment in time when you can choose to honor the memory of all the great men and women of history who have gathered in the family room of your mind to inspire you to act on their behalf.
A moment in time when you can choose to engage with like-minded Patriots on behalf of future generations.
When faced with the realization that YOU can personally play a specific role in MAKING AMERICA STRONG AGAIN, what did you do?
What did you do for your family, your nation and most importantly, your Creator?
What decision did you make?
Today, we can be thankful the decision is ours to make.
We have the blessing to decide what actions we will take to serve others.
Most people will never read this note in its entirety… but you did.
Why? The answer is simple.
You have been called for such a time as this, just like every one of the great men and women of history who took a stand when everything mattered.
This my friend… is that time.
I am thankful you are here and are interested in being part of a great movement that will demonstrate our Founders had it right.
Over the next few years, more than 35 million Americans will be Inspired as they begin to understand what a Shining City on a Hill looks like and the importance of living in a free nation committed to 7 Founding LIBERTY Principles.
None of this will be easy… but as you look around the room at all those who’ve come before you, it’s very clear they didn’t have it easy either. Many gave their lives in full expectation that those of us who followed would step up when it was our time.
This is our time.
May you and your family be blessed this Thanksgiving weekend, in decades to come and for all eternity.
May God Bless our Troops and The United States of America.
Steve & Nancy
Steve Olds, President & CEO
Patriot Mission, Inc.
5976 20th Street, Suite 127
Vero Beach, Florida 32966
Toll Free – 855.867.3284 x7010