“I will say of the Lord,“He is my refuge and my fortress,my God, in whom I trust.”Psalm 91:2 (NIV)
The fireworks nearby sounded like many bombs going off. One after another, they exploded. The noise frightened Paddy dog. When I saw his fear I thought of the countries at war where people live with gunfire day and night. Children who grow up under terrorizing threats against their families or maybe they have lost their parents to enemy fire.
What about our US troops fighting for our freedom? Not everyone is in a war zone, but they live for months and sometimes years in another country, deployed away from their family and friends.
And what about our wounded military who have returned from Iraq, Afghanistan or maybe even a peaceful country, their bodies mangled or their family in crisis? My heart is both sad and glad. I hurt for those who don’t know our American freedom. I am glad for those of our country who willingly serve that we might celebrate our freedom.
Prayer: Father, may we continually remember those serving our country at home and abroad. Lift them in prayer often. May we remember you are our refuge in times of trouble, our fortress, our God in who we can trust. Amen.
Katherine J. Crawford, author of Capsules of Hope: Survival Guide for Caregivers, is published in sixteen compilations and numerous articles. Known as the Lionhearted Kat, she resides in Omaha, Nebraska. Visit Kat’s website lionheartedkat.com.Read her journal through breast cancer and the loss of her husband: www.caringgiver/visit/org.
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