Well, we’ve had some kind of week, haven’t we?
I tried to do some house-y things on the day after election day, but I kept looking away from the task at hand to stare outside windows. Sometime later I stepped away from the internet’s words and looked into the Word. I re-read,
“And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” ~ Colossians 1:17.
I cling to that, even as I am heavy hearted for several reasons, not the least of which is we’re a country divided as the day is long.
But one thing most of us can agree on is the importance found in thanking our nation’s veterans. It matters that we say thank you. It matters that they hear the words from us. After all, we are the land of the free because of the brave.
So on this Veteran’s Day, we honor you the veteran who doesn’t choose where you’re going to live or how long you’re going to live there,
who concedes safety and comfort, familiarity and stability,
and surrenders your own good for the good of others.
Thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do so we can safely do what we’re free to do. We are so grateful.
And on this Veteran’s Day, I also offer a prayer to the military spouse. Because when we build up military spouses, they are better able to build up and serve their own military-service member husbands and wives. Read that prayer right over here.
Are you a military spouse (or do you know one) who would like more encouragement? Check out my devotional Serving You: 31 Days of Encouragement for the Military Wife.