Today is Veterans Day in the US, a day to recognize and thank all the people who served in the military. The day actually began as Armistice Day–in 1918, November 11 is the day the treaty was signed to end WW1, so it’s a great day to remember. Fun fact: they signed the treaty on 11–11–11, the 11th month, the 11th day at 11:00 . In 1954 it changed into Veterans Day.
Today, can you find a vet and say thanks? Think of what we take for granted in America–our country is far from perfect, but we can worship God freely, we can pray, we have churches and schools to learn in–and a lot of our freedoms are protected by the military. God has blessed us with much–we should be grateful today.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17 (NIV)
Dear Lord, I take my freedoms for granted–thank you for letting me grow up in a place that I can worship you freely. Be with those people who don’t have that freedom. Amen.