It was cold and snow was in the air and on the ground. It was an inside day Saturday. I spent most of the day watching the History Channel. Not my usual Hallmark Channel mind you, but the royal remote ceptor lie in the hands of a male. Man, did I see a lot of guns and tanks and planes and ships and carnage and men in uniform! And man did I learn alot about war!
Being a girl, my greatest revelation was there was an awful lot of camo. I felt like I needed to suit up in some myself. (Pink, of course!) With so much camo, I wondered literally how each side knew their own men. I’ve heard of friendly fire, but seriously? Does the U.S. have one uniform supplier? Russia another? Iraq another? I know different units get different colors to blend with the terrain they serve in.
I know I’ve seen men in uniform with their last name and military branch stenciled and velcroed on the front of their uniform and a U.S. flag on their shoulder, but when it’s dark, muddy, or in the heat of battle, how do the various armed forces really know who they are fighting for and against?
During Hitler’s regime, he recruited 13 year old boys to fight for Germany. Do you think those innocent young boys really understood what they were fighting for? What all those swastikas represented as they naively marched to their demise? Who truly were the good and the bad guys?
As Americans, we have always believed it is an honor to live for Uncle Sam. For our freedom. Many of our adversaries believe quite the contrary. That it’s an honor to die for their country or their faith or their leader.
There will always be war. That is not something most of us want to watch or talk about. We will all always have our own battles to fight. The fear of loss of life or loss of anything is something we all try to avoid at any cost.
Don’t be afraid. Whatever it is you are combating, God is there right beside you. He is greater than any opponent you will ever face. He will go ahead and fight your battles for you. With Him you will be victorious. Follow Jesus and you’ll always be on the winning side. Trade your guns and your camo in for a cross. The battle is already won!
When yoi go out to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, is with you.
Love and laughter,