This past week we celebrated the unofficial beginning of summer, Memorial
Day. We took time and remembered those who made the ultimate sacrifice for
our freedom? Did we stop and reflect on how our life has been given to us
because someone gave their life for us. Greetings in the name of our Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Freedom Isnít Free is the title of a poem written to recall the memory of
those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the giving of their lives. Their
willingness to give secures to this day our freedom. Freedom to do whatever
we enjoy doing. For us that means racing.
I was thinking the other day what would this country look like of we
werenít free? Would there even be racing, as we know it? On any given
weekend I can choose where I go to watch a race. You can choose where to
race. If you donít like going to a certain track you can choose another. We
have the freedom of choice. That is not something to take lightly.
Stop and think of all the choices we can make in our life and then think
of some of the other nations in the world who donít have the same option.
The difference is freedom. The founders of our country decided to organize
on the foundation of God and freedom of choice. We have fought for over 200
years to maintain that, not only for us but also for other nations and
peoples of the world.
God also gives us the freedom to choose. He makes available for us a life
of abundance and freedom. We can choose if we are going to accept that life.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Paul adds in GalationsÖ
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Stand firm, then,
and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
Jesus came and gave His life as a sacrifice so
that we could know the abundant and free life that God has offered us. Not
unlike those who have fought for our countyís freedom so that we can enjoy
an abundant and free life. For us to experience freedom it cost someone
Think of a race team. Some are funded well and some are run on a
shoestring. It doesnít matter; to be able to race someone pays. Someoneís
hard work earns the money we receive to pay the cost of preparing our car
and team to race. We experience the freedom to race because someone else
paid the price. The situation is the same whether it is our hard work or
someone elseís hard work, to race someone pays. Freedom isnít free either.
For us to have freedom as a country many men and women paid with their
lives. They made the ultimate sacrifice for the good of others. They gave
their lives. Likewise Jesus gave His life so that we might have life.
John 3:16-17; "For God
so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to
save the world through him.
Jesus Christ gave His life to save us from death
and destruction. Let me ask a question, do you enjoy your freedom as an
American? If you do take the time to say thank you to those who have made it
Let me ask another, do you want to experience an abundant and free life
that only comes from knowing Jesus Christ as your Savior? He gave His life
to give you that opportunity, accept it and free yourself from the burden of
Freedom isnít free. It cost someone, something. Be thankful there are
those who are willing to pay the price for our freedom. Thank them.
God Bless, Rev. Don
THOUGHTS FROM THE ROAD
FOR ALLEN HINCKLEY - Allen is the son of Tracey and Mod Driver Les
Hinckley. After experiencing the normal things in an 8-year oldís life he
hit a setback. He experienced some headaches and the testing began. They
determined he had a rare Congenital Arachnoid Cyst. After two surgeries and
17 days I the hospital a very slow recovery process began. As this process
works it way through further treatment requirements will be determined.
Please join us in support of the Hinckley Family as the raise funds for to
help offset expenses on June 7, from 4-8 pm at Sonnyís Place in Somers , Ct.
If you cannot make the event you can donate at;
WAYNE DARLING ACCEPTS THE CHALLENGE - Wayne called me over
Thursday night at Thompson and he asked if I would share this challenge with
you. The VMRS is racing at Seekonk on the June 7, the same day as the
fundraiser for Allen Hinckley. Wayne will hold his own fundraiser at his
Seekonk Grand Prix. He will open at 9 am and every dollar that comes in
until 2 pm will be donated to the Hinckley ís, everything. If you want to
help just head to the track a little early, stop by Wayne ís Place, enjoy
yourself while at the same time helping Allen Hinckley. Thanks Wayne for
making it possible for those racing that day to contribute.
IíM BACK! - Yes, Iím back from vacation, and I didnít miss
too much. We had a wonderful, relaxing time in the Georgia Mountains . I did
manage to get a little racing related work done. The new pace car was
wrapped in North Carolina by Warren Hamilton of ASM Graphics while we were
away and it looks fantastic, it will be on display at Stafford on Friday
Thompson did get a wonderful night to contest the King Cadillac GMC 75.
Tommy Barrett made a last lap pass to take down the victory that seems to be
the talk of the town.
Stafford will try this Friday for the third time to get the TSI Harley
Davidson 125 in. I will be in the house for that. Letís hope the third time
is a charm!
Waterford continues to dodge the showers on Saturday nights and has been
the track that has run the most races in the early season.
We are looking forward to getting back out to the track, thanks to all
who covered for me while I was away. Please donít let the forecast change
your plans to head out and support local racing. They need our support!
NEW OFFICIAL BEING GROOMED - We want to welcome a new grandson to
George and Chris McKelvey, Chase Joseph Meyer 7# 13 oz. born to their
daughter Lisa and Joe Meyer. George is a Whelen Modified Tour Tech Inspector
and also a Tech Inspector at New Egypt Speedway. Congratulations, looking
forward to seeing pictures!
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Numbers 6:24-26 "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord
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toward you and give you peace."
May God always Bless you, everyday in everyway. Rev. Don
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