We owe them so much.
Do you ever stop and think about the routine things you do every day? Buying detergent so that you can wash your family’s clothes. Fixing a couple of boards on your deck. We even grind through staff meetings at work. All this of course mixed with life, laughter, and love.
But do you think about why you can do these things in a great and strong country?
Primarily it’s because of the sacrifices of our fallen soldiers—those men and women who have defended the homeland since Colonial times.
Joshua 1:9 commands us, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
We are privileged to live in a land of the free precisely because fellow citizens took a different road. They walk a path of danger so that we can have the freedom to live as we choose. So many of them fight with the faith they’ve lived with all their lives, and it is our duty to thank them, and be thankful for them.
Remember them when you want to complain about daily chores made possible by their sacrifice.
Lord, keep our warriors safe, keep them in your loving arms. Amen.
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