Abraham Lincoln's Hat
"I thought, Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.
But it is the spirit in a man, the breath of the Almighty, that gives him understanding. It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right." Job
To you Father Abraham, and all the slaves who endured unspeakable dehumanization I thank you! I join hands with all who honor you, love you and celebrate you---to always raise the bar, mindful of your sacrifices. To raise the bar, in ways known and unknown that will honor and give greater glory to God. Your lives will never ever be in vain.
Look well at my hand picked servant;
I love him so much, take such delight in him;
He'll decree justice to the nations.
But he won't yell, won't raise his voice;
There'll be no commotion on the streets.
He won't walk over anyone's feelings,
Won't push you into a corner.
Before you know it, his justice will triumph;
The mere sound of his name will signal hope, even among far-off unbelievers!
In closing, I speak to you in the Voice of the sweet Psalmist, King David;
Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;
For like grass they will soon wither,
Like green plants they will soon die away.
May God's love and blessings be like a holy crown of honor upon our lives!
Father Abe, you took me by surprise, in that moment. Standing on holy ground, I was SPIRIT! All I could do was Ulilate, in praise to God for all my ancestors and humanity at large.