Given the airstrikes in Syria last night, I wanted to do something different for #FaithFriday. I want to write to our men and women who might be serving overseas or are in harm’s way.
First and foremost, I am praying for your safety.
The Bible says that in the last days there will be “wars and rumors of wars,” and as followers of Christ, we are a people of peace. However, we recognize that real evil exists in the world, and accordingly, government must sometimes send soldiers to defend their nations and ideals.
The attacks carried out by the Assad regime were indeed incomprehensible acts of evil, and, as someone who served during the Reagan Administration, it’s reassuring to see a return to leadership that won’t stand idly by when a red line has been so clearly crossed.
I’m praying for the men, women, the children – even the little babies – who were affected by this tragedy, and I appreciate our heroes in uniform who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.
Thank you for your dedication.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”