June 14th is Flag in the United States, only a legal holiday in Pennsylvania, but still a significant day in American history. On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress approved the adoption of the “stars and stripes”. Three months later it was carried into battle. The standard for the new nation was established.
The flags colors have special meaning. There are 13 stripes alternating red and white. The stripes are for the 13 colonies that established the United States of America. The red color signifies hardiness & valor; the white purity and innocence; and the blue field signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice.”
The Christian flag is also an important flag to honor. The flag was designed in the early 20th century to represent all Christianity. Like the American flag the colors of the Christian flag have special meaning. The flag is white with a red cross on a blue square in the upper left corner. The red symbolizes the blood Christ shed on the cross for our sins. The blue square signifies the baptism waters, the washing away of our sins. The white flag signifies the purity and innocence of Jesus, the perfect sacrificial lamb.
Today, we should, as Christians, honor both flags. Pray for our country and pray for those Christians in God’s service around the world. Don’t forget to pray for a very special mission field “right in your backyard”…Open Door Mission. Come take a tour, you will see we proudly display both flags.