We Remember our Military

2 Timothy 2:3,4   You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.

Philippians 2: 3,4   Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

How many brave men and women, even young boys have served, fought and died defending our country? And I am wondering about the 1700’s to present.  I am not sure how well kept records were for the young farmers and others who volunteered with George Washington and such.   I’m sure somewhere there is a tally, and someone knows, but I do not. I do know that there have been many who have been forever wounded, mentally marred and scarred, and many thousands killed. And I’m now including both sides of the battlefields.

Even our enemies hurt and grieved hearing that their son, brother, father or other was maimed and killed in battle. That is pretty much a human emotion. We all grieve, hurt, and deal with life and death in different ways.

But my point today is there are our military, our allies’ military, and yes even our opponents’ military, and all need to be acknowledged.  They are stepping out to defend their country and countrymen, leaving home and living in other areas.

My husband was proud to serve, and would have liked to stay in as an active duty person for a career.  However, at in the mid 1970’s you could not be a single parent and remain active. So he got out and then was hired as a civilian employee, and was proud to serve in that capacity.

But men and women leave their homes to go and protect our country, our citizens, and our borders. They try to instill cautionary caring to the people living in another country with another culture. They are there to hopefully bring about an end to war, to bring peace to the beaten and hurt, and to serve.

And doesn’t our Lord say we are to serve others, and the greatest gift of all is to lay down one’s life for another. And I believe that is the risk of every man and woman who is with our military. I just want to say a sincere, heartfelt thank you to each of you and your families for your service. They serve too waiting and hoping to get you back safely and quickly.

I pray we remember our military not just a Memorial Day but each day. and please keep them and their families in your prayers.

God bless each and every one, and thank you for your service and my freedoms, one of which is to write “mybellaviews.”