THANKS FOR OUR VETERANS
Freedom–what a precious gift is ours to know! Thanks for our veterans who made it possible for us–and others–to live with protection and security. To those veterans who served in the unselfish pursuit of justice and freedom, we owe a debt of gratitude.
WE ALL SHARE IN THE BLESSING AND RESPONSIBILITY OF FREEDOM
We all share in this blessing of freedom, and we all pray it will remain. But we must all bear the responsibility to keep it, whether we serve in the military of our country or other ways through the “army” of our God.
For America to stay great, we must stay good. That means a call to prayer, a return to the Lord, a denial of selfish ambitions that create idolatry in the heart.
God has blessed America. How long He will continue to do so, however, may depend upon the faithfulness of you and me and other Christians throughout our nation. Freedom demands personal responsibility and breeds love. Freedom exercises discretion and begs for unity, not division.
We owe our freedom to a patient and gracious God, and to those veterans who have sacrificed unselfishly and fanned the patriotic fires before us with diligence and determination.
THANKS FOR OUR VETERANS WHO SERVED
Thanks for all the veterans who have given so unselfishly through the years–all in the name of freedom and sacrifice. We pray for all of them, some who live with the physical and emotional reminders daily.
THANKS FOR THOSE WHO WAITED
Thanks for those who served silently–sending their greatest offerings, their own loved ones as they waited anxiously for their return.
And thanks to the ones who still wait eagerly to join their husbands, their wives, their sons, their daughters, their friends, and loved ones who have already gone “home” before them to heaven.
THANKS FOR THOSE WHO PRAY, GIVE, AND LOVE
Thanks for those who sent up prayers, and to those who sent out gifts, both practical and handmade with love to the ones who served. And thanks to all who still work in background ways, praying, giving, and supporting however they can.
Thanks to all who continue to minister to veterans with the help and blessing our veterans all deserve.
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES
Thanks to those who penned their memories so we could remember–and never forget the price of freedom.
May God grant His favor and blessing to all who have a part–and to all the families who have shared in their lives. You are our heroes, and on Veteran’s Day, we offer you our deepest gratitude and our grateful prayers.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FAITHFUL GOD AND HIS FREEDOM
Thanks to our faithful God, for without Him, we would all be imprisoned in the battles of our own choosing.
May those who walk behind us find us faithful also.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free (Galatians 5:1 NIV).
*You might also like this post regarding our country’s freedom and what you can do: A Prayer for our Leaders and Our Country
It’s Your Turn
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