Monday, September 18, 2006

Movin' On

We finish our time in Pierre today. Tomorrow we're on to Rapid City for the last leg of our 21-day journey. Everyone is doing well and is excited to get to Rapid. We're leaving early tomorrow in order to detour south for a bit. I'm taking the whole company to Wounded Knee. We're still praying for insight into what God has for us there. It is the site of a horrible massacre in American history where the shedding of innocent blood was spilled. A lot of repentance and proxy have taken place here, but the wound remains open and unhealed.

We went to a parade here in Pierre on Saturday. The city hosted an official "Welcome Home" celebration for all Vietnam veterans. It was huge. Upwards of 30-40K vets flooded into this small capitol city of 12K. They were honored and offically received home in light of the horrible reception they received so long ago. Now this is interesting to me. Our Vietnam vets returned to America in 1973 and were called baby killers. Wounded Knee was again reopened as frustrations escalated during the Wounded Knee Incident also in 1973. Needless to say that Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973. Now 33 years later, could God be bringing healing to all three?

Adrian Cronauer spoke at a ceremony on Saturday. He's the inspiration for Robin Williams' character in the movie "Good Morning, Vietnam." He noted in his speech that our vets returned home only to be called "baby killers," but this country had just passed a law allowing for the legal murder of babies.

I don't get it either.

3 comments:

Craig Kuhns said...

Matt.....................
You Rock. Just wanted to let you know that.
God Bless
Craig

Liz said...

Wish I could be there with you guys. Know that Atlanta has your back! Keep postin'...

Eric Morgan said...

Amazing stuff mattie..say hi to the fam and the GFT girls!
Em