I very rarely get a chance to see things come together so well as last Sunday. I hadn’t planned a Veteran’s Day sermon but ended up in my series of messages on faith with Gideon as my hero of faith. We saw a man who by faith subdued the Midianites and brought freedom for his people through the force of arms and the power of God. It ended up being a Veteran’s Day sermon in a sense. During the day a single sentence came out of my lips that I think encapsulates the reason we honor Veterans. “They watched so we could sleep.”
I think I large part American have become spoiled. We really do take our freedoms for granted but it is days like Veteran’s Day that remind us that our freedoms have been bought with a price and continue to be protected with a price. It is the price of blood and time of others who take their turn at the wall. Other’s watch over this country’s safety so we can sleep and enjoy its freedoms. We must never forget this.
Today, I write this simple post to say ‘Thank you” to all who have served both the living and the dead. Thank you for taking your turn watching the wall so I can sleep.
Blessings and Cheers!