Happy Cinco de Mayo! 🙂
(That’s May 5th for those of you that are not bilingual.)
I get to sit in on a little spanish lesson every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. The Pre-schoolers in Building B at Jenks West Elementary are learning Spanish as a second language each day. It’s amazing how fast they can pick It up. Their young minds are like sponges.
Cinco de Mayo is a day celebrated by many Americans. in fact it’s celebrated much greater in the U.S. than Mexico. But do we even know why we celebrate May 5th or better known as Cinco de Mayo anyway?
What May 5th is:
It’s your day to get your guac on, drink a margarita, or eat a taco.
It’s the day that commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).
What it’s NOT:
It is NOT the Mexican 4th of July!
(September 16th is Mexico’s Independence Day.)
Let’s all at least know what we’re celebrating! A battle, not margarita day.
Marketing is a very powerful tool. So is our God! He is the only tool we need to take to any battle we may be facing. No matter who the odds may favor, He will be victorious. Just like the battle of Puebla, you can defeat your enemies no matter how great they may be!
Whatever we’re facing, let’s all remember not to be fearful. God is with us. Yesterday. Today. In 1862 with the Mexicans over the French. And forever!
When you go out to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, is with you.
Deuturonomy 20 : 1
Love and laughter,