Recently a visiting minister to our church posed a simple question: “What are you thankful for?” As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, a tradition dating back to our Pilgrim fathers, I am considering that question and would like to share with you some of the things that I am grateful for.
My family is a great blessing from God. Kayla, my beautiful wife, has stood with me through the worst and best of times for nearly 35 years. We have four children: a sweet daughter Heather who works as a bookkeeper and principal’s assistant in an elementary school, Roy who was recently promoted to Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, Caleb who will soon graduate from Troy University and works as my Chief Communications Officer in the U.S. Senate Campaign, and Micah who will graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 2020. I am proud of each of my children and the special abilities that God has given them. I also have 5 charming granddaughters who amaze me with their Christian witness and personalities. They are a delight. But that isn’t my greatest reason to be thankful.
And I am thankful for the people of Alabama. As I run for the United States Senate I never cease to be amazed at the people of Alabama – old and young, rich and poor, male and female, black and white, Democrat and Republican – who continue to offer their support for my candidacy which inspires me to keep fighting. But as much as that means to me personally I have an even greater reason for which to be thankful.
through false accusations during my run for U.S. Senate in 2017, I came
to understand what Jesus said in Matthew 5:11-12, “Blessed are ye when
men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil
against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad: for
great is your reward in heaven…” My family was deeply affected by the
lies, but we have learned that the greatest blessing is suffering for
the cause of Christ.
My greatest reason to be thankful is the gift of God’s Son and the freedom we have to fight for our Country, our Constitution and morality, with nothing to fear and nothing to lose. The very soul of our County is at stake as an immoral, socialist agenda wants to take from us our God-given rights and freedoms. We must continue to stand for the truth.
In the words of Martin Luther:
“Here I stand, I can do no other,
So Help Me God.”
Judge Roy Moore