What’s In A Flag?
Or, to ask the question another way, why is a flag such a big deal?
The United States of America will observe Flag Day on June 14 and Independence Day on July 4. On both of these occasions, the American flag will be the focal point of celebrations across our land and around the world.
So, what’s in a flag, whether it’s the flag of a nation, a state, a faith, or some other group?
Why are flags held in esteem and treated with utmost respect, or alternately in some cases, venomous disrespect?
And what flag do we at Corporate Chaplains of America represent and seek to advance?
Further, how can we help you plant the most important flag in your workplace?
Historically, the use of flags goes back thousands of years. More than a mere piece of decoration, it is honored for what it represents. Many flags are held in high esteem for the history and aspirations of the nation for which they stand; for their qualities and attributes; and for the sacrifices made by their people. According to historical legend, Betsy Ross is widely credited with making the first American flag – a symbol of freedom and hope worldwide – at the request of General George Washington.
A flag can also symbolize the actual presence and rule of a leader. Traditionally in London, for example, the Queen’s flag has waved over Buckingham Palace whenever she was in residence. A more current and sinister example is that ISIS fighters have raised its flag over towns when they have gained control of it through their murderous bloodshed.
At Corporate Chaplains of America, we represent and seek to advance the flag of God’s love for others, perfectly embodied and demonstrated by His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. We fly the flag of His life-changing Good News, available to all who trust Him for forgiveness of sin and eternal life. Day in and day out, our trained, caring chaplains reach out in His Name to plant the flag of His love, peace, freedom and joy with employees and their loved ones across our nation. They build caring relationships and minister to people who, many times, are walking through the very tough stuff that life dishes out and need both help and hope. We are very thankful for CEOs and business owners who invite us to partner with them in doing so, and to live in a nation where this ministry is possible.
To get more information about how we can assist in planting the flag of a God’s love in your workplace, click here. By working together in Christ’s Name, we can be His instruments in bringing others to declare, “His banner over me is love” (Song of Solomon 2:4 NASB). So contact us today…and let’s get started!