With all the talk about the war on TV during this election year, it has really made me stop and think more about all the brave American soldiers who are deployed throughout the world defending our nation.
So, on this Thankful Thursday, I'm thanking God for every one of the men and women in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. At this very moment thousands are away from the safety of their homes and are in dangerous places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and many other parts of the world. We are grateful to them and their families for the great sacrifices they are making. So many have not made it back home, and thousands of others have returned with severe and debilitating injuries. This is real life, not a movie... Our enemies hate freedom, but we must stand and defend it even when the cost is so high.
I'm proud to be the mother and aunt of a soldier. My oldest son Jason is in the Army Reserves. He just completed his Officers Training School and will soon receive his commission as a Second Lieutenant. He has served oversees in Germany, South America, and Afghanistan. Also my nephew Mark is in the regular Army. He is currently stationed in Korea after finishing a one-year tour in Iraq. He was a gunner on an armed Humvee. We are so thankful to God that he made it back safe and sound.
(Our Son Jason)
I suppose these days everyone knows someone who has a son or daughter in the military. It’s just the state of the world we live in. We cannot forget the many sacrifices made daily by these courageous men and women. As we sit at our table to share a meal with our families, or jump in the car and head off to the mall, or go the show or a nice restaurant to eat lunch, remember that there is cost being paid for all this FREEDOM we enjoy.
It has been said that “Freedom is never Free”. There is always a price to be paid. The Bible says that Jesus has set us free from sin and death, but He had to pay a great price when He suffered and died on the cross. And our soldiers are doing the same thing for all of us everyday. They are willing to lay down their own lives to keep us free. May we always be grateful for what they are doing for us. Please join me in prayer for their safety and protection, and when you see a soldier, take the opportunity to tell them “Thanks”! It just may be exactly what they need to hear that day.
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