God’s Veterans 

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Today is Veterans Day, and I’d like to salute all of you who have served or are presently serving in our country’s military.

Thank you for your service. 

I’d also like to take a moment to mention some other veterans who, many times, are overlooked. To say thank you to a number of people who have faithfully served their Commander in Chief, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thank you, God’s veterans. 

Because of your love for the scriptures, and passionate desire to see others come to new life in Christ, you have faithfully preached God’s Word whether or not it was the popular thing to do.

Your steadfast love for the work of the ministry made it possible for the world to at least hear the life changing gospel of Christ.

Your work may have gone unnoticed by many, and you may feel as though nothing of eternal consequence was accomplished, but nothing done in the Name of the Lord is ever wasted.

You have demonstrated to me how to trust God when my feelings are out of control.

You tenderly discipled me, putting up with my immaturity and spiritual arrogance, though I’m sure you had things you’d rather be doing.

I listened to your stories of miraculous deliverance and seasons of abundance. I also heard the joy in your voice while you recalled times of struggle and lack. 

 

Most of all, I heard you speak of your contentment in Jesus.

 

You couldn’t always answer my questions, or even keep my attention. Sometimes I didn’t think you knew what you were talking about, and at times I was just plain rude and disrespectful.

But I needed you! 

Thank you, God’s veterans.

May you finish with grace, and may I follow the faithful example you have been to me.

Without verbalizing it, your actions said to me, “Follow me, as I follow Christ.”

Thank you. 

I represent a life that’s been changed by God’s grace and your faithfulness.