In John 12:26, Jesus says: “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there shall My servant also be; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.”
Honor is what Veterans Day is all about. Those we honor today have served our country, and many of them are also servants of God. They seek to honor God, they seek to serve. The Book of Proverbs teaches us that before honor comes humility, and we celebrate and honor the veterans today, those who have humbly served our nation; many of whom have suffered great loss to pay for our nation’s security.
I can remember those days in the seventies, being an “Army wife.” One doesn’t forget the anxiety, the concern for our families and for our country. I join the families of our veterans in prayer as we remember their service to our nation.
I struggle with the desire to say something on behalf of the unborn in this memorial to our veterans. Some would say that it would be callous to bring them up in the middle of a tribute to our noble veterans. I will only ask one question. How many warriors have been killed in the womb, before they could be born to serve?
Oh that God’s love would rise up and triumph over war! May God bless our veterans, and may God bless and deliver America.