A Christian and a Patriot
I came across this picture the other day. As I looked at it, I began to think how that I would love to have my life be a living testimony of the beautiful objects found in it. A Bible and Old Glory! A Christian and a Patriot. Blood Bought and Free in the home of the brave!
I have caught a lot of grief over the fact that I am a member of the United States Army. Most of that grief has come from people who I go to church with. I understand that people discourage Christians from going into this type of work because of the negative influence that you face being a part of it. I understand as well as anyone (I'm in it) the difficulties of maintaining a walk with God in this environment. I also understand, however, that when God calls you to do something, he equips and enables you to keep yourself clean and pure for Him. He gives you the ability to do what is right and to be a shining light for His glory! I only pray that God will continue to use us in that way. I long to be used of Him in whatever capacity that God calls me into.
I wish that more good Christians were influencing the men in the military and in politics...