Sunday, April 15, 2007

Deserving of Freedom

I've been thinking alot about this topic lately. I guess given the fact that my wonderful husband is serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom makes me a little more sensitive to the subject. I hear so many people say that they "hate this war" and how they "wish it was over." It just got me to really thinking about the whole situation. I'm on the homefront side of this war...the one keeping things going while my husband is fulfilling the mission he's been given. The mission the army thinks they gave him. I thought about that concept today and I honestly believe that this mission is from God. The Iraqi people deserve freedom just like any other people or nation. They need to have the opportunity to get to know our God and build a relationship with Him. If we don't pave the way then how will they ever be able to do that? God died for everyone's sins. Not just Americans. Not just the powerful. Not just those that we deem deserving. He died for EVERYONE. That includes those in the Middle East. I'm so proud and humbled that God chose our generation to be the ones to open the door of opportunity for them...that my husband gets to play a major role in God's plan for all to have the opportunity to accept Him as their Lord. I know that our soldiers our sacrificing...believe me, I know...their families do to. I miss Quentin terribly and not a day goes by that I don't think about him and wish I could touch and feel him, but I believe in what we are doing over there. I believe that if more people would begin praying not only for our troops, but the Iraqi population, then we would see more positive change. Negativity breeds negativity. I know I've definitely had more than my share of sin in my life and I'm far from "deserving" of God's love and freedom that He offers....that's called grace. Maybe we all should take a look inward and see if we're extending the same grace that Christ offers us.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for pricking my heart. I should have more of an attitude of grace on many that the Lord has placed in my life...and those not literally in my the Iraqi people. Thanks.

Big Bro said...

I agree with you 100 percent on this one. As you know only to well.