Thursday, September 10, 2009

Salute to Our Military

For all my friends who have served in the military, for all my friends' spouses, for all my friends' children and their spouses, I want to thank you for all your sacrifices of your time, and in some cases, your life, so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have, and be safe from terrorism. I am especially thankful for the freedom to praise Our Lord and Savior for His unconditional love and the sacrifice He made for our eternal freedom. I pray for safety for those who are now deployed, for peace for the families you have left behind and smooth transitions as you return from your tours of duty. I pray specifically for: Tommy, Travis, Alex, Paul, Seth, Jana, Tyler, Jarrett, Michael, Keba, Ben, Eric, Steve, Kyler, Matt and others who pop into my head later (didn't mean to forget you). Some of you are away from your families now and some will head out (maybe even again). Be safe, stay alert and remember I love you all and am always thinking about you and praying for you and your families.

 I love this song and it was hard trying to decide which video to put up, but apparently I somehow loaded it so you can choose which ever one you want to watch of "There She Stands" by Michael W. Smith.

When the night seems to say
All hope is lost, gone away
But I know I'm not alone
By the light, she stands

There she waves, Faithful friend
Shimmering stars, Westward wind
Show the way, carry me
To the place she stands

Just when you think it might be over
Just when you think the fight is gone
Someone will risk his life to raise her
There she stands

There she flies, clear blue skies
Reminds us with red, of those that died
Washed in white, by the grave
In their strength, she stands

When evil calls itself a martyr
When all your hopes come crashing down
Someone will pull her from the rubble
There she stands

We've seen her flying torn and tattered
We've seen her stand the test of time
And through it all the fools have fallen
There she stands

By the dawn's early light
And through the fight... She stands.

1 comment:

Terra said...

The words of There She Stands are so beautiful that I got goosebumps reading them here, and copied them to refer to in future.
Thank you for sharing them here.