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Back From Vacation (And Some Thoughts on That)

My family and I made it safe and sound back from Washington DC to God’s country, the South.  We had a good but taxing trip.  My 8-year-old was sick the first day we left.  This sickness spread first to my wife then to our 2-year-old then to our 6-year-old and finally to my mother-in-law who came with us.  I alone was not sick.  I guess I am truly anointed (according to Word-Faith theology that would be).  This sickness was horrible.  Fevers, sweating, stomach aches, throwing up, etc.  It was only a 24 hour bug but it sucked the life out of those it affected.  Needless to say, my plans got put on hold.  I had planned so much for Washington.  We wanted to do this and that but we did just a bit of what we wanted.  We ended up visiting the White House (overrated), the US Capital building, the Library of Congress (where we actually heard a lady singing praise to Jesus), three Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memory along with the Vietnam Memorial.  We visited the Marines Museum right outside of DC heading home.  That was cool.

I myself was able to visit the Civil War battlefield at Manasses, Virginia and also Arlington National Cemetery.  I enjoyed both of those sites.

Overall it was a good vacation but again, taxing.  It was hard since 5 out of 6 of us were sick much of the week.  But God spared us and allowed us to still enjoy our time in DC.

My thoughts on DC as a whole are that it is crowded.  Over 5.5 million people call the DC area home.  That is more than the state I reside in.  My city boasts about 700,000 in the metro population but nothing near to DC.  DC was voted the most liberal city in the United States and the most liberal place to live and I can see why.  Left leaning politics was all over the place.  I saw very few churches.  I saw little to no evidence of Christianity in the city.  I did google and found a few brothers who go out street preaching in DC but overall, I saw that this city, like my own city, needs the gospel.  I prayed earnestly for DC to hear the gospel and for the Lord to save sinners for His glory (Ephesians 1:12).

I did get to visit a church last Sunday.  It was an Assemblies of God church.  It was a great scene in that it was very inter-racial.  The gospel, sadly, was not preached and the songs were focused way too much on us, myself, and I instead of the King.  However, I do pray that the church is preaching the gospel and that souls are being touched by the Spirit of God for the glory of the King.  DC needs the gospel and not more focus on flesh.

I ask you saints to pray for DC.  Pray for our leaders to be saved (1 Timothy 2:1-6).  Pray the churches in the DC area to hear, defend, and preach the true gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).  Pray for many people to hear and be baptized as on the day of Pentecost when 3000 were baptized (Acts 2:38-39, 41).

Written by The Seeking Disciple

11/16/2012 at 10:56 PM

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