Veteran's Day

Yesterday was Veteran's Day, a day to honor our veterans who have served in the military and have fought in wars to protect this great nation. I just want to thank, all of those who have served and who are serving to help protect us from our enemies. Thank you for sacrificing your time, freedoms, and well being, so that we may be able to enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy everyday!

I thank the Lord everyday for being an American because of the freedoms that I enjoy. The one freedom I hold dearly, is the freedom to worship my God, without being persecuted or killed. What a blessing! I know that Christians all around the world are being murdered for their beliefs and I pray that they will have the strength and faith to stay strong through what ever trials they be going through.

The United States of America would have never of lasted 232 years without our military protecting us from those who disagree with these basic freedoms. Thank you veterans, for everything you guys have done to help keep us safe and free.

I was going to end this with "God bless America" but why should he? It seems we are turning away from God. People of this nation seem to think they no longer need God, or want anything to do with him. This is a big mistake for our nation. We should be thankful for all the things our Heavenly Father has blessed us with. Everything from food, shelter, clothes, and the list goes on. We are so blessed and still people seem to be so unhappy. Maybe if they would build a loving relationship with God, they would finally find the happiness they are looking for.

Here is a quote from Thomas Jefferson, "And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever." He was speaking about his country and the injustice of slavery but I believe this same quote goes along with how our country is turning away from God. How long will God be patient with us?

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
[2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV]


Anonymous said...

Thanks again T for writing what is in my heart. God continues to bless you.

ThomasCSlater said...

Thanks for stopping by friend! I hope everything is well with you.