On this Memorial Day weekend, have been reminded again of how many of our brothers and sisters in uniform return from active duty to say, “It’s not about the politics of the war.” It’s about protecting the back of the soldiers fighting beside you.
Ironic isn’t it. Even in the hellish insanity of war, what’s important is love, faithfulness, and the priceless value of the person.
War also reminds us that something terrible has happened to us—to think that we would value anything more than the present and eternal well being of our friends or enemies.
Yes, there is a time to heal, and a time to kill. But the price is beyond what any of us were made to endure.
Too see an example of what our soldiers bring home with them, I wish you would check out the current series of videos that we are airing on Day of Discovery called “The War Within.” This story describes the ongoing struggle of two followers of Christ, Army veteran, Mike Wilkins, and Marine veteran, Phil Downer, as they describe their stories and the ongoing horrors of post-traumatic stress syndrome.
May our God help us to honor those of every country who pay the ultimate price in behalf of others—even while we cannot afford the price of war—or its memories…
If there is an upside… it is that what we cannot bear can be used by our God to bring us to Himself…