Veteran’s Day is approaching. It’s upon us on November 11th. Major salutes extend to the many veterans who contributed to the causes of our nation’s interests. We sure do need military personnel to aid in the advancement of our united matters. My uncle is a veteran as is my father. Love and honor flow for their service to our country.
We who haven’t experienced armed forces actions can never fully understand the experiences and the camaraderie that soldiers hold dear. They invested blood, sweat and tears in the varied activities. Certainly, it isn’t an easy living being subjected to constant uncertainties, threats, and sacrifices. Also, military family members endure through the variables of their loved ones in the branches of service living.
Of course, there are joys and triumphs included in the mixes. Lifelong friendships occur, celebrations happen, and great connections result. Also, the bonuses of being exposed to unfamiliar cultures and locales prove advantageous. Yes, it’s beneficial spiritually, socially and professionally to engage with various classes and culture.
In the Old Testament, we read of the triumphant victories gained by the armies of people who were devoted to loving and obeying God. A favorite of many of us is the account of Gideon and his army. Wow, that unit of just three hundred men won through the power of our Almighty Lord! We read of David in war formation with the Philistines, as was Samson — great stories of triumph, indeed. The power of God is consistently awesome.
It’s deeply helpful that military Chaplains are there for the soldiers. They sure need spiritual counsel in such lifestyle circumstances. Comfort helps considerably. Veterans have formed chapters to forge and to keep bonds with their service brothers and sisters. It helps to engage with folks who have things in common – caring and sharing.
It’s an honor to salute the veterans and to hold an appreciation for all of their acts on behalf of noble missions for the good of we the people.
2 Timothy 2:4 – KJV
No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.