This Independence Day I am thankful for all of my freedoms; two in particular I would like to share with you. The first is Freedom of Religion and my ability to worship and praise my Lord, Jesus Christ and raise my son with the same beliefs.
Recently my son was afforded the opportunity to take his first flight lesson with Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2) W. Williams, Jr.. CW2 W. Williams, Jr. describes flying as his ministry, an opportunity to allow people to experience this big wide world at thousands of feet above the surface. When you view the world underneath you can’t but acknowledge how brilliant and magnificent our Lord truly is. You quickly respect the details of each and every creation more.
As I looked into the cockpit and saw CW2 W. Williams, Jr. instructing my son, I recall our visit to the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C last year where he learned about the Tuskegee Airmen. I looked off into the coast line and couldn’t help but think about how few airmen and women actually look like us. This may be the only time my son meets an African American pilot. I’m quickly overjoyed by the thought. We are creating historical moments in my son’s life. This moment exist because CW2 W. Williams, Jr. wanted to share his love for Christ in this fashion and we had the right to do so.
Which brings me to my second area of appreciation, the Freedom to educate my son and myself; free from fear of being lynched, whipped or in need of military escort. Just a few decades ago, the very things that we experienced on Independence Day could of cost us our freedom, our life. I’m grateful to God and the countless men and women of yester-year and today that put their bodies on the line for Freedom. My Freedom. Your Freedom.
I thank CW2 W. Williams, Jr. for his 16 years of active duty service, protecting my freedoms and safeguarding the United States of America from the atrocities of this world. On this day you helped me created a moment that my son will never forget. I pray your ministry reaches the many miles you travel in flight.
#takemyfoolishadvice don’t take life for granted. Anything that you’re passion about could be your ministry. Lastly, never stop learning. Happy 4th of July!