The Sheriff pulled up next to the guy unloading garbage out of his pick-up into the ditch.
The Sheriff asked, "Why are you dumping garbage in the ditch? Don't you see that sign right over your head."

"Yep," he replied. "That's why I'm dumpin' it here, 'cause it says: 'FINE FOR DUMPING GARBAGE.' "

Rom 8:35-39
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ditches are made to carry excess water.
When the ditches are filled with garbage, the flow of water is inhibited, and damage is done to the land.

You, my Christian friend, are similar to a ditch God has made.
The flow of the water of the Word of God is to be in and through you.
And, that flow is to protect the land from harm.

However, the world thinks it is "FINE" to dump "garbage" in your ditch!

David once sang,
"2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?"
(Ps 11:2-3)

Our forefathers recognized free speech as a "foundation" for our country.
They also recognized "freedom OF religion" as a foundation for our country.

There are constant barrages of "arrows" against BOTH of these "foundations" in our country today!
Many would deny Christians the “free speech” of testimony and witness for Christ.
Many also say the Constitution declares “freedom FROM religion,” not “freedom OF religion.”

But, PRAISE GOD, I've read the END of the Book!
Jesus ALREADY won, and Christians WILL WIN by standing with Christ!

Always remember your "peace" is in Jesus even though the world brings "tribulation!" (John 16:33)

Rest in His love, for NOTHING can separate you from it!

Let us continue to be free-flowing, always carrying the Gospel and the Word of God;
thus maintaining healing in the land!

Love ya!