Thursday, November 4, 2010

Up Coming Veterans Day

A “Veteran” — whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve — is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America,” for an amount of “up to, and including his life.” Unknown Author

There are people today that are veterans in their own right; the veteran doctor, the veteran politician, the veteran worker. But mainly when speaking of veterans I think of those that have fought to keep this country by the, Grace of God, standing firm and free whether they were drafted in or volunteered.

From the beginning of time, it seems there have been wars of every kind imaginable. To me it is almost as if the veterans of our country are like our earthly angels. They are out there fighting an unseen force for me just as the Heaven Host of Angels do. Members of the Armed Services don’t know me just as I don’t know them, but they continue to fight for me and everyone that live in this country. They fight so that we may live life as we know it. I am blessed by my Heavenly Father above to have been born in this country that was founded under the belief of the one true God where I was able to be taken to church to hear the Word of God from the time of a wee babe.

Those that have been, are currently, or will be in the armed services fight daily for our spiritual and physical freedom. Whether that person gave their life, fought for their life, or worked as the support system for the members of their team and members of this country, they have served honorably; just as we serve honorably when we truly serve our Lord.

We may be on the front line; chosen to take on the role as leaders in Gods army by taking his commands and leading those teams into spiritual battle with the knowledge that with Gods protection as our battle shields, all things are possible when we follow his direction. Then there is the second line of defense; those that help keep things going such as deacons, officers, and teachers. There is that all important support system that every army needs. Those of the congregation that have been on the front line, have been on the second line of defense, or are new to the battle; you take on the role of prayer warrior, encourager, helper, etc.

Because of our US Veterans, we are able to serve our Lord more freely than those that live elsewhere. Have you ever stopped to think just how blessed we are? Not just living in the US, but living in the US and believers in God? Wow, just stepping back to reflect and think about all that I have heard, seen, and read about of those in the world around us truly makes me Thankful, especially in a month designated for giving Thanks, to live here with the United States Armed Forces and God’s army fighting for and with me.

Thank you each and every one that has served, are serving, and will serve for the United States and Our Lord.

TW

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