As we have traveled throughout the country we have seen several monuments along the way. The monuments were erected in memorial or in remembrance of so many different people or groups of people. We soon learned that we could not take pictures of every monument or we would be stopping every few miles. Every country has their monuments and the USA is no different. But as we have traveled across the country and talked to people we have learned that monuments are built for man and that we must build our monuments in our hearts to glorify God.
Below are just a few of the monuments we have come across. The last one is a monument that hit us hard though. It is the monument talked about in the documentary movie “Monumental”. Look at the pictures of this monument and read the captions below. As you read them think about where you have built your monuments?
Monument at the gate of Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
Memorial at the Hoover Dam
|The Statue of Liberty
Monument to the Founding Fathers
It starts with faith that we can only get from God that is why she is pointing up and there is a star on her forehead which represents the wisdom God gives us.
It takes morality which we get from the 10 commandments, she has no eyes so she cannot be distracted.
The law is kept by the justice system whether you our rich or poor we are all treated the same.
Education is holding the Bible and this is where we are to get our education.
Liberty has the chain broken from where we have come but a sword in his hand to remind us we must fight to keep it. Liberty can only come with the rest of these. It cannot happen without the rest of these or Liberty would be on top.
As we serve God in our ministry we are reminded that we all have erected monuments to those we have loved and served on this earth. The Monument to the Founding Fathers left us thinking…if our country has been built on Morality, Law, Education and Liberty, that comes together because of our Faith…are our monuments built on faith in what God can do or are our monuments built on what man can do? We will be serving in disasters all over the world, I pray that as we go out and serve that we can continue to build our monument in heaven on our faith in what God can do.
For more information on the above monument please watch the movie “Monumental”