Friday, May 27, 2011

In Honor of...

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Imagine if you will, an image frozen in time.  The smiling face peers at you from the other side.  It is a photo of a friend.   In the photo your friend is taking a short rest, his uniform blends in with the sandy arid land surrounding him.  Though he is resting and a smile is on his face, his weapon is ever at the ready.  

It’s amazing that no matter what he sees or experiences; he always has a smile available and an encouraging word.  He starts each day making the choice to serve in order to insure your freedom stays intact.  

Try to imagine what it must be like for him in a dry and arid land with only sparse vegetation, demolished buildings and burned vehicles dotting the landscape.  

He has days where he is in need of encouragement.  He will have days where he is close to giving up on hope or the future. That is when he needs encouragement the most.  I have a friend whose picture is just like I described and he has told me the support and encouragement I provide for him in prayer and otherwise is what helps him deal with his life at war.

So if you ever wonder if your words or prayers are helping those, who are serving for the freedom you enjoy, the answer is Yes, they do.
Support those who are serving now, who have served in the past and those who are planning on serving in the future.  

Have a great Memorial Weekend and take a moment to lift all the men and women up in prayer, who are serving on your behalf.

God bless and keep you,

Beauty of Giving