The Cost of Freedom | America

I am struck by this photo. As I sit in my home, I am warm, safe, secure and living in freedom. I never want to forget two things:

  1. Who it comes from and
  2. Who sacrificed to keep it.

Yes, I am an American, but only an American because God placed me here by birth. My ancestry comes from other countries and through their journeys settled in America. I am proud to be an American, but it is God who made me an American; I had nothing to do in that process.

Our country has been through wars, loss, sorrow, great turmoils, joys and great victories but one thing that has stood these tests is its people. Specifically, I think of its soldiers: those who have fought, died and today are veterans in this land we call America.

  • They have given sacrifically (from their own life and family for fellow mankind…like me, like you!).
  • They have protected our own land as well as the lands of other nations.
  • They have in the past and continue to stand in the gap to keep our America free, safe, and independent for the next generations to come.

Oh, we can easily find fault in America. We could blame and even grow righteously angry over leadership, bills passed or not passed, choices our country as allowed or stopped; to stop there would only produce a complainer.

Did you know?

To complain is to choose to express an opinion or dislike about something and do nothing about it.

To sit idly by is to live in foolishness. We must do our part!

Above all, a nation whose God is its Lord —that nation is blessed (Psalm 33:12).

So, lest we forget:

  • God first –country second and may we see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13) for keeping God in His rightful place…first.
  • Freedom is never free –remember that next time you complain about your country. Unless we are willing to be proactive, take a proactive stands, our lips should be sealed.

Thank you, soldiers! You are in our thanks, thoughts and prayers! Thank you, Lord, for this great country –may we be found faithful! We have much to be thankful for!

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}

Thank you, Soldier!

  • To all who gave for God & country…thank you!
  • To all who sacrificed (that includes your families)…thank you!
  • To all who gave the ultimate sacrifice…thank you!
  • To all those who suffer today because of your service…thank you! In our home, you have not been forgot and you, yes you (even though we may not have ever met) are prayed for in specific ways.
  • To those who are serving right now…thank you! You are in our prayers as well! May the Lord protect you as you protect America. I am proud to be an American and extremely thankful for our freedoms! Thank you LORD!

If you are a soldier (past or present) or someone who is just dealing with some trials in their life, below is a link to a message on Psalm 91–often called “The Soldier’s Psalm.” May it be an encouragement to your soul. Look to Jesus…Look, Look, Look!

YouTube video link:

Pastor Richard Woodruff | Psalm 91: the Soldier’s Psalm 

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…” Psalm 33:12

In Christ I am SHE {Saved. Hopeful. Empowered.}