Skip to comments.The Texan who stole the show at Margaret Thatcher's funeral
Posted on 04/17/2013 3:32:01 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
After being carried through the streets of London in a flag-draped coffin aboard a gun carriage, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest this morning in St. Paul's Cathedral. But the big story of the day wasn't Maggie. No, it was a 19-year-old Texan who stole the show from the deceased Iron Lady.
With a poise reminiscent of the elder Thatcher, Amanda Thatcher, Margaret's granddaughter, delivered a reading from Epistles that has the British media agog. Amanda, who lives with her mother in Texas, chose a rather militant passage that calls on believers to "put on the whole armour of God."
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.foreignpolicy.com ...
Amanda, like her brother, are native born Americans.
12 For we awrestle not bagainst cflesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the drulers of the edarkness of this world, against spiritual fwickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins agirt about with btruth, and having on the cbreastplate of drighteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of apeace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of afaith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery bdarts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of asalvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God
Written from Rome unto the Ephesians by Tychicus.
In Texas we... raise 'em up right--
It is my understanding that that passage is always the Epistle reading for members of the Order of the Garter.
She is most definitely not guilty. And that is a brilliant choice of Scripture. I don’t know if Mrs. Thatcher was saved—I hope so—but the image of the Iron Lady in metaphysical armor and sword is a pretty powerful one.
Beautiful and well poised young woman. Britain and Texas should both be proud.
God bless her, God rest Margaret Thatcher, and God bless their gracious Queen.
Makes me want to break out in a chorus of God Bless America...
That is exactly I was thinking. I believe Amanda and Michael Thatcher have a very bright future.
They may of had to feed Michelle, too.
Baronness Thatcher was warning us. Pretty clear who she saw as the enemy.
Brings to mind Hebrews 4:12.
Amanda let’s God divide bone and marrow according to His Word. He who has ears, let him hear!
Regardless, it is most appropriate.
Eph 6:12 KJV is among my favorite verses.
I just grabbed the url from that site wanting to rope folks into registration .. glad to help.
Sorry, I did not get that response. May be that Obozo’s minions are already doing interference for him.
Thanks very much for posting. HOORAY Amanda Thatcher!
R.I.P. Lady Thatcher
does anyone have a clip of the statement made by the druid who performed the funeral? I understand he was snarkey.
Same thing here. Would have liked to read the story but not THAT much. Will just read commentary here.
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