Saturday, November 15, 2008

God Bless Our Soldiers

I stopped by the local mall today to pick up a few things and while I was there, I was approached by a Legionnaire who asked me if I would like to write a special note to a soldier overseas.

Well, sure! I may not agree with the war, but I do offer my support the men and women who are in a career that unfortunately exists.

I sat down to create a special message to a soldier unknown to me, but who is important in my heart. As I started to write, I realized that I really knew not what to say. What do I say to someone I do not know, a world away, who is fighting in a war that I really have no real understanding of?

It was no easy task. It wasn't easy because I wanted to really offer true encouragement to this soldier...this soldier I know nothing about. So, I prayed about what to write and I wrote what I wrote, and with another prayer I sent it off.

These men and women are fighting for peace in the physical realm...I am only familiar with fighting for peace in the spiritual realm...And to offer one encouragement to do battle in the spiritual realm seems so much easier than offering words of encouragement to those on the physical battlefield.

On the physical battlefield, is victory sure? I think perhaps one must convince themselves that it will be in order to persevere. But is it true? One will only find out at the end of the battle.
Whereas, I am assured of victory in the spiritual realm because my Warrior King is the Great I Am. Victory is His. The battle has already been won. Jesus conquered death and sin and has cleared the path for anyone who decides to follow Him. The thing is, the enemy is still trying to convince us that the battle has not been decided.

I sincerely pray that our soldiers will return home safely and in victory (though I am not sure what "victory" looks like) and I believe that we should offer support and encouragement to not only the soldiers, but their families also.

May God Bless each one, ministering to where they most deeply need His Loving touch.

Numbers 6:24-26 May the LORD bless you and keep you; may the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; and may the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
Psalm 44:6 I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory;Psalm 44:5-7 (in Context) Psalm 44 (Whole Chapter)
Romans 8:31 What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?Romans 8:30-32 (in Context) Romans 8 (Whole Chapter)

1 comment:

Renae said...

Excellent post, Misti. Great food for thought.

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