Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Man in Uniform

I woke up with such a heavy burden on my heart today. It was for my brother-in-law Marc who is now deployed in Iraq. I couldn't get him off my mind. It just kept coming at me. I prayed for him.

Later in the day while still feeling this way, this verse came to mind:

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

The sacrifice these men and women make for you and me seemed so overwhelming this morning. They love their friend ( country) enough to die for it. How awesome is that?

I am guilty of not always taking the time to remember the sacrifice. The HUGE sacrifice they make. My heart is overflowing with gratitude. Thank you could never be enough. So I will do the best thing I know to do...PRAY!

Dear heavenly Father, I come to you today and ask that you put your arms of protection around these men and women. We don't know what they are doing right now, but you do. Watch over them and tug at the hearts of the ones that don't know you. Whisper to all of them how much you love them. Bring them home safely to their families and fill their loved ones with a peace that surpasses all understanding. Help me to remember their sacrifice on a daily basis so that I never again become so lax with the freedom that they are fighting for. In Jesus' name, Amen


5 comments:

Laurie Adams said...

thank you cheri for sharing your heart, you never know what our loved ones may be going thru at the very moment that God lays them on your heart, so you did the best thing you could ... Pray. I have a PRAYER FORUM that has alot of different things available but one thing is a MILITARY PRAYER LIST, and I would love to add your Brother in law's name to the list so we can all be praying for him and his family. Go to www.wmfirstassembly.org/forum to check it out, you can add his name or email me with his info and I will add him to the prayer list. We need to pray for those serving our Country everyday!! God bless.

Amy Wyatt said...

Thank you for this reminder.

DeAnna said...

I don't know about you, but I feel an overwhelming sense of pride well up inside of me everytime I see someone in uniform. What they do for this country is something that I don't know that I would have the courage to do. Thanks for the reminder to always keep taking them before the Father.

kmom3 said...

Thank you for this wonderful reminder. It is so easy to take our freedom for granted.
Such a beautiful prayer.
Blessings, Cheri.

kmom3 said...

Mornin', girl!
Something for you at my place!