John Bradshaw - Grateful
It's been said that war is hell, many don't survive it completely intact, suffering physical or psychological scarring, but if certain wars had not been fought, it's possible you might be speaking a different language today.
Proverbs 29, verse 2 says, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan". We can be grateful to those who have served and remember with deep respect those who gave their lives so that we can live without the wicked bearing rule.
As a young child, I would gaze at war memorials with names of far-off countries etched on them, along with the names of those who died in those far-off countries.
Freedom has never been free; if you don't live under tyranny, it's good to remember that with thanks, thanks to God and with thanks to those who selflessly served. I'm John Bradshaw for It Is Written. Let's live today by every word.