A Poem to Honor Veterans

For those He loves

He trains, uses their pain

militarywoman

For those He loves

He blesses, cleans their messes

soldiersmud

For those He loves

He strengthens, uses their weak hesitance

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For those He has

clothed

in military uniforms

He transforms

Hearts to serve

Facing fear, calming nerves

parachuteflying

Fly the skies

Against opponents weaponized

Climb hills

Crawl jungles, being still

Plunge into the depths of the ocean

Moving toward enemies in motion

crawl

For those He has

clothed

in military uniforms

He transforms

 

Hearts to save

people in distress

brothers and sisters bleeding in duress

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Hearts to honor Him

as they lay their lives for freedom

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For if you are a veteran

You are His chosen

A worthy man or woman who has

contributed to His Kingdom

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May you, veterans, place all your hope

in the One who has seen your sacrifice

in the One who is making a place

in the One who holds a crown

to be placed upon your head when you

leave this earth, arrive to heaven’s holy ground

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~~~

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Make level paths for your feet, so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed (Hebrews 12: 11-13).

~~~

I cannot thank Jesus enough for my husband and all other men and women who have served in the United States military. For without your service, veterans, we would suffer greatly as a nation, as a people.

May God bless each of you, veterans, with the everlasting hope of Jesus Christ who is with you and for you. Please remember your circumstances on this earth are not final, merely temporary and you will be rewarded by God Himself when your time comes.

Please reach out if you need help, if you are lonely, if you are addicted, if you are hurting.

Your life matters to God. Your life matters in this world. Your life matters.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255

If you would like me and my husband to pray for you this week, please email me at juliedibblespeaks@gmail.com

Join me tomorrow on Veteran’s Day for a live reading of this poem and a fresh prayer. Click here to follow https://Facebook.com/jdibble4Him. I will go live at 7pm Eastern time on November 11th.

All photos in this post are from Pixabay.com.

Have a beauty-full Sunday.

In Christ,

Julie

 

 

 

 

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