I have seen an email message that has gone around the world wide web for more than a year now. A friend of mine recently passed it my way again. I decided it was worth showing if only to remind us of where we live and the freedom we have. And more importantly to give thanks to a God that has allowed us these freedoms. Not only freedom of free speech, and the right to vote, the freedom to own property and the freedom to not be slaves...but more importantly the freedom to worship the true God! The freedom to express our thanks in the way that God himself has given us talents. Not all of us can sing the praises of God with a voice like an angel, not all of us can stand up to thousands and preach the gospel to the hungry and hurt, and not all of us can express our worship in painting as the young man did in these pictures. I don't know if this young man is a Christian or not, but I do know that he truly has a heart of a servant to give thanks to those who have paved the way for him!
This is the text that has been given in the email, along with the pictures. I hope that you not only enjoy these pictures, but that you realize God has given you talents and that you are able to recognize what those are!
"I've been told that there is a huge rock near a gravel pit on Hwy.25 in rural Iowa. For generations, kids have painted slogans, names, and obscenities on this rock, changing its character many times. A few months back, the rock received its latest paint job, and since then it has been left completely undisturbed. It's quite an impressive sight. Be sure to scroll down and check out the multiple photos (all angles) of the rock. I thought the flag was draped over the rock, but it's not. It's actually painted on the rock too."
This is a picture of the artist Ray "Bubba" Sorenson. Thank you for using the talents God gave you and the freedom that our country allows to visibly allow us to remember the men and women who have fought for our counry, our freedoms and our very lives.