Friday, November 13, 2009

The Unknown Soldier

James 5:13 Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.

In the first picture I am assuming that these soldiers are praying. I am pretty sure it is not a boot inspection and because I do not see any prayer rugs I am also assuming it is a Christian prayer. I am not sure what this administrations policy is concerning Christian prayer in the military but I assure you when your life and the lives of your friends are on the line you will pray regardless of policy. Why are they praying you ask? Well, the second picture is one of the reasons they are praying. This week I was in an airport and saw a soldier in uniform come home and he was greeted by his three sons and wife. It was very emotional...hugs and happiness mixed with tears of joy. But, for thousands of men and women in the military their homecoming has been quite different, as you can see in the second picture. So, these soldiers are not only praying for their own safety but also for their friends who have given their lives fighting for their country. No matter what your opinion of the war is or your feelings towards this administration our responsibility is to join these soldiers in praying for their safety and for the families who have been part of homecomings like the one in the second picture. They may be unknown to us but they are known to God and missed by loved ones every single day.


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