Observing Veterans Day
Yesterday we celebrated Veterans Day. While this is not something that Scripture calls us to do, this is an important part of our nation. For the men and women who serve in the armed forces do so much more than protect our freedoms and keep us safe. They are constantly taking time away from their family, enduring hardship so that we might not have to, and entering into struggles that the rest of us would find unbearable. Today, take a moment to thank a veteran with a phone call, a card, or an act of kindness.
However, I do not think that this should only be only one day that we do this. Why do we need a special holiday to thank Veterans for their service? Why do we need to be told that we should honor a person, any person for that matter? As a people, we need reminders of what is important. We get so hung up our own schedules, our own life, and what that world looks like that we forget about the others that are outside that world and influencing for our blessing.
Please take some time to honor a veteran today but also place a reminder in your life that all people matter and are in need of God’s love.
John 13:34 - “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.”
~ Pastor Nathan