Friday, November 9, 2007

something to share

Someone sent this to me. I thought that I would share this with everyone. God bless our soldiers and service men. May God bring them home safe and sound.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Supreme Sacrifice

Jesus said, "Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."1

On November 11, 1918, "World War I ended when Germany, bereft of manpower, supplies and food, signed an armistice agreement. The war's tolls were at least 10 million dead, 6 million of them civilians, and 21 million wounded."

How tragic and insane war is. The carnage, the killing, the maiming for life, the emotional trauma and scars, the grief of loved ones all because one man or a few men have an insatiable thirst for power with the grandiose dream of conquering and ruling the world or a significant part of it.

But thank God that when such men rise to power, that our young men and women rise up to defend the rest of us and are willing to sacrifice their life in order to save ours.

Today we remember all service men and women with much thanksgiving and grateful hearts. Where would so many of us be today had it not been for these dedicated young men and women?

As another has said so well:

    "It is the soldier, not the reporter,
    Who has given us freedom of the press.
    It is the soldier, not the poet,
    Who has given us freedom of speech.
    It is the soldier, not the campus organizer,
    Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
    It is the soldier,
    Who salutes the flag,
    Who serves beneath the flag,
    And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
    Who allows the protestor to burn the flag."

6 comments:

barbpinion said...

Beautiful entry. Thank you for sharing it.
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/FROMBARBSSPIRITUALJOURNALS

bojgill4375 said...

Beautiful entry. Barb is one of my J-Land friends, be sure and check out her journals. She has 3. She is a Christian and so positive and lifts you up. Have a wonderful weekend with lots of blessings, Janie

bojgill4375 said...

Chistine... making a comment on your last entry was weird???  Something is loading up wrong? Something is taking up too much room. Click the link "add a comment" so you can see what it is doing. God Bless, Janie

manda2177 said...

I tried to add a comment to your most recent entry, but it wouldn't me...

But wow Christine... that is amazing.  I am just THRILLED that you posted it and that you see the power and brilliance behind it.

You just made my day!!  I am so proud of you!!!

God Bless-
Amanda

ljat1 said...

Hi Christine!  Love this entry.  Tried to leave a comment on your latest one but AOL seems to be acting up or something!  Hope you're having a great weekend.  Blessings, Linda  

barbpinion said...

This is a wonderful entry, Christina. Sorry I've not been by. Had my alerts turned off for awhile: have them on now. Thanks for sharing, and prayers too.
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK