Something to Think About

It’s Memorial Day weekend and for many of us, it means the beginning of summer.  While it surely is that, it has a much deeper meaning, especially for the military veterans.  Whenever I listen to the news, I am struck again with gratitude for the men and women who put themselves in harm’s way. Where would our country be without those who serve in the military?  I look at the battles they fight today, against terrorism here and in distant countries and wonder what it must be like to have an adversary that is so hard to identify.  I wonder how our soldiers and sailors in Viet Nam and Korea stood the harsh conditions. How did the World War II vets manage such long deployments?  Or the grief and fear that must have been overwhelming at times?  I think one of the answers might be the solidarity of the unit and the sense that each one of them was part of something larger than themselves.  That solidarity and sense of shared sacrifice can make much endurable.  Today, I want to thank all the men and women at OLG who made the sacrifice of years of their youth to maintain our country and to remember in prayer those who didn’t come home.  As Jesus said “ Greater love has no man than this, that he lays down his life for a friend.”  Please pause on Memorial day to remember the great love our military showed for our country.  Something to think about—Melissa Miller