Many of us are familiar with the saying “Freedom isn’t free.” This truth substantiates the fact that we owe a debt of gratitude to the men and women of the armed ser-vices that have given of themselves in defense of the freedom we enjoy. I shudder to think of what state the world would be in if they had not responded to the call to fight the tyranny that threatened our freedom and secu-rity. I encourage you to personally thank the veterans in your family and community.
We must not forget that many of our veterans are facing a myriad of challenges as they strive to transition back into the civilian world. Please take the time to become aware of ways you can give assistance to veterans in need, shar-ing the love of Jesus in a tangible way to the glory of God.
We may not be able to meet the needs of every veteran or every person in need, for that matter, but we can lift them up to the One who is able. Prayer is powerful; prayer is effective, let us tap into this privilege we have as believers on behalf of those who have given so much for us. Thank you.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Michigan Region