Our Men Fight For Us

We may have to stay up for 16 hours  if needed but can still rest,  “give thanks”…

                         He stays up for days on end without complaining.

We can take a warm shower to help us wake up and feel clean “give thanks”…

                                       He goes days or weeks without running water.

We can complain of a ‘headache’,  call in sick and take time off “give thanks”…

                      He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.

 We can contact others on our phone or cell phone if needed and pray together “give thanks” …

 He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags and prays often alone.

We can look forward to seeing our buddies again even if they aren’t with us at the moment “give thanks “…  

                                  He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.

 We can walk down a beach or in a forest, enjoying the beauty all around us or just walk down the street and greet our friends “give thanks”…

He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.

We may complain about how hot it is  but we can cool down “give thanks”…

                  He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.

We go out to lunch and complain if the restaurant gets our order wrong  and then have it corrected “give thanks”…

                          He doesn’t get to eat today or maybe tomorrow too.

If we have a maid  she makes our bed and washes our clothes but even if we do them we can because there is water and electricity “give thanks”…

 He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean.

                           We can  go to the mall and get our hair cut or  redone “give thanks”…

                                           He doesn’t have time to brush his teeth today.

We may be angry because our class ran over 10 minutes late but our time is our own “give thanks”…

                                         He’s told he will be held over an extra 2 months.

                        We are able to call our Loved ones and arrange to meet them “give thanks”…

                             He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.

     We can  hug and kiss out Loved ones. everyday if we want to  “give thanks”…

                            He holds his letter close and smells his love’s perfume.

 We may roll our eyes as a baby cries but we can give comfort  “give thanks”…

       He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they’ll ever meet.

We can criticize our Government, and say things like war never solves anything even without understanding all the facts, because we have freedom  of speach   “give thanks”…

He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting.

We hear jokes about the war, making  fun of men like him instead of giving thanks for him…

                            He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded.

 We see only what the media wants us to see we are protected  from a lot of horror  “give thanks”…


He sees the broken bodies lying around him.

 If  we are asked to do anything that we don’t want to do or that could put us in danger, we have the freedom to say no  “give thanks”…

                            He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger.

We can stay at home and share with our families watch TV work on the computer or whatever we enjoy “give thanks”…

          He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat.

We are able to crawl into our soft bed with pillows, blankets and  getcomfortable  “give thanks”…

        He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long.

 

After reading  this, it would be supportive and kind  to say a Heartfelt Prayer giving thanks as we remember all the sacrifices Soldiers make even just with the little things of everyday life. It may be their Job  and regardless of what their  Nationality, it is for us that our Soldiers are going without, we need their willingness to be there regardless of the cost. 

 We may not agree with War but without it people will die through injustice and without Mercy, yet  we need to pray for our enemies too.
 Matthew 5: 44- 48
 

About Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus

Hi I’m a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, my name is Anne. I live in Queensland Australia, I’m very much a People person believing we are all people of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free.
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10 Responses to Our Men Fight For Us

  1. gpcox says:

    Outstanding!!

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  2. Ron says:

    saw this some time back and made an impact when i read it , we have nothing to complain about do we. ?
    Ron

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Ron, yes you have read a lot of my Stories in the past so thank you for taking the time to read them again and to comment and your right we can always give thanks for the good we have instead of focusing on the hurtful things we experience in life, not that we have to be Happy Clappy about them or wear a mask but we need to always remember God will work them all out for good if we Love and Trust Him.

      In those times of hardship He can mould and shape us if we don’t become bitter and revengeful… God does not cause or willingly allow our suffering but He knows we will go through these Storms and He strengthens us to withstand them so we become stronger and more mature and He walks with us through them, we are never alone.

      Christian Love Anne.

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  3. Lady Deidre says:

    We need to pray for our soldiers daily!
    God Bless America!
    Dei

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Dei, yes and God bless Australia and Japan and Germany, China and so on. how wonderful it would be if we were all united in Love and respect for each other but more importantly God.

      God bless you too Dei, you are such an encouragement .

      Christian Love Anne

      “!END”

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  4. Wayne Augden says:

    Very well done, Anne. Every one should see this.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Thank you Wayne, and I agree we all need to remember the Sacrifice they make and pray for them, personally I don’t like war but without it many more would suffer.

      Christian Love Anne.

      “!END”

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  5. Thanks, Annie. This brings home exactly what price they pay for us.

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    • Freedomborn says:

      Hi Dru, yes it must be so hard for them, I received this story a few years ago from my friends, America has had it tough… with Terrorists etc. I have some wonderful stories about America and I have much respect for American people who have had to stand against so much opposition and jealousy.

      Thank you for taking the time to notice and for thinking of others.

      Christian Love Anne.

      “!END”

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