Sacrifice of our Soldiers

“Mom! Mom!  Come here and see the pictures Uncle Eric sent me!” my son said as he dragged me into his room.  There on the wall, hung every which way, were the pictures that his “uncle” had sent him.  They were of the helicopters he flew, the places he had been, and planes he had flown.  Besides serving our country faithfully, our friend, Eric, had instilled in my son a love of patriotism, country, and service.  To this day, my children call him “Uncle Eric,” and that’s who he will always be to them.  They worried when he was sent to Iraq and Afghanistan, and were relieved when they heard he was home. (as we all were) He will always be a hero to them, and this devotional is dedicated to his service and the service of all the men and women who have served and are serving for our country today.

We don’t know what it’s like to live day-to-day with bombs exploding in our neighborhoods.  We don’t have friends and family who died because they rode the bus to work this morning and it exploded when it went into the city.  We don’t have to live in fear of repercussion because we believe in Jesus Christ and not the state mandated religion.  On this day where we celebrate our freedom to speak freely, worship freely, and live in peace in a democratic country, make sure you take time to thank God for our freedom, and our military men and women for their sacrifice.

God Bless America and God Bless Our Troops!

Photo © Erin Focht



  1. Wanda said,

    July 7, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Grateful for all the men and women who serve to help protect our freedom.

  2. Denise said,

    July 7, 2010 at 11:17 pm


  3. Cathy said,

    July 8, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    God bless and keep our servicemen and their families.

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