Yesterday was Juneteenth. President Trump had planned to hold a rally in Tulsa, OK, on that date but pushed it back one day after outcry over Juneteenth which celebrates the end of slavery in America every June 19th. I didn’t know about Juneteenth until this week, despite having taught American History. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed in 1863 but the June 19th date did not become significant until 1865. Slavery was not done away with in the United States until the 13th amendment was passed.
June 19th is a date near and dear to me for another reason. I was saved (or accepted Christ, became a Christian, whatever vocabulary suits your faith tradition) back on June 19, 1988. There’s probably a sermon illustration in there somewhere about salvation, freedom, and no longer being enslaved to sin. You know preachers, anything could be a sermon illustration.
Pink Starburst water, self-driving floor mop, Father’s Day pics after the jump.