Thank God! Someone Fights For Us!

posted by Jael Ever @ 18:20 PM
November 25, 2010

As you celebrate this Thanksgiving weekend, please say a prayer of Blessing and Thanksgiving for the American troops around the world, especially those fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  And pray for their families as well.
 
 If you think you don’t have much to be thankful for this weekend, how would you like to be stuck in a foxhole, dodging bullets on a roof, or riding down a dirt road full of hidden IUD bombs set to blow you up?  And add to that thought that you are fighting in a country with languages and cultures you don’t understanding or even like, and you are so longing to be home this Thanksgiving.  But you are there because you love your country, and you are loyal to its leaders who asked you to go and fight for the Grand U.S.A., Greatest Country on earth.  Now that’s a lot to be grateful for since you are not in one of those countries?

 And please pray for those troops who have come home and find it hard to adjust to normal life.  And, if you can, do something to help them.  Especially pray for those veterans who are stuck in hospitals trying to adjust to life without arm or leg or other injury, resulting from wars fought for our safety.  And visit them.

 On Thanksgiving Day, 2007, military author and historian Richard S. Lowry wrote “Thanksgiving For Our Veterans.”  Here is part of his tribute:  “Today, Americans enjoy a freedom unequaled in the history of civilization. Our good fortune goes unnoticed by most everyone in their day-to-day lives. We are free to express ourselves. We are free of oppression. We are free of fear.

 “We move about in our daily lives taking our children to school, little league games, and the movies. We are safe and comfortable in our homes at night and the vast majority of us do not want for the necessities of life – food, clean water, and shelter.  Our lives are utopian, yet most Americans never stop to think about the hundreds of thousands – millions – of brave young men and women who are standing at the gates, guarding our nation: the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who are fighting, bleeding and dying in foreign lands so that we may remain free.

 “The greatest tribute we could ever pay to our American servicemen and women, both living and deceased, is to stop on Thanksgiving, pause during that football game, or stop and think as you sit down to dinner with your family that our lives are good because of the sacrifices of others. Consider what America would be without the men and women of our military. Stop and thank the next Soldier, Sailor, Airman, or Marine you see. We all owe our freedom to them.”
 
 And Jael adds, “We also owe our freedom to God!”  Of all the nations on earth, He has surely blessed the United States of America.  So dig out those Christian Prayer Books, and, as you thank God for the turkey and fixings, please thank Him for our soldiers, our nation, our leaders and All of His Great Blessings!

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