Give Thanks

The time is now upon us for reflection on the past. It is our civic duty to give thanks to those who gave so selflessly on our behalf that we might know a better life.

I am first thankful as always to Jesus Christ who is My Lord and Saviour. I am thankful to the Twelve who showed us that it was possible for us as sinners to still seek after the Lord with our whole hearts. And last but not least, I am thankful to our veterans. Without the sacrifice of those, we might not enjoy the freedoms that we have today.

All of these things are not possible without God. Thank You Lord for giving me Veterans by whom You allowed Your plan to be fulfilled.

Thank God and Thank a Vet.

-Bro J (USMC ’94-’99)

I would like to join not only my brother in Christ, but my brother in arms, and would like to add my sincere respect and appreciation to those that have given so much to keep us safe.  But not only the service members, I truly say God’s blessings upon their families, fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, the ones that are left behind as our troops go off to war.  As a veteran myself, and a mother of a soldier that has been to Iraq twice, my heart is with everyone affected.

Please know, no matter what position you find yourselves in, whether you are the one fighting, or the one left home waiting, you all have our love, honor and respect.  Without you we would not be free to worship as we choose, or to choose not to worship.  We would not be free to speak the name of the Lord our God.  We would not be free to gather in public to worship, to bow our heads over our meals, to bow our knee in thanksgiving and gratitude to God.

You are all in our prayers, our thoughts, and our love.  May you go in the grace and the peace that comes only from knowing that no matter what, God is in control, and God will get the glory.  Mothers, wives, fathers, husbands, we must realize that they were God’s long before they were ours.

I leave you with a few words from a Psalm that I clung to during those long, long nights.

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”                            Psalm 91:1-2

May His light shine down upon you, may His grace go before you, may His love never leave you.

Pat (USNavy 79-83, USArmy 83-88)

1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1, King James Version)

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