Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others - Philippians 2:4 ESV
I met with a client on yesterday that had a cap that identified him as a veteran of the Air Force. I thanked him for his service and expressed how much I appreciated what he had done for his country. He looked at me and stated that all he was doing was serving his country when he went overseas to fight in the Vietnam War. He loved this country and felt that what he did was a small part in preserving the freedoms that we enjoy in the United States.
The humility and sense of sacrifice that was exhibited by my client was amazing. Here is an individual that was placed in harms way in a foreign country (whether or not you agree with the conflict is not the point) and he felt that it was just part of his duty as an American. As I reflect on the events of the past few days following the presidential election, I am struck by the irony of the protests that are occurring as a result of the election of Donald Trump. I juxtaposed this with the sacrifice that my client along with other veterans made so that we can be able to exercise our First Amendment rights and it causes me to shake my head. I am aware of the fact that some of our readers either served in the military or had relatives that served and made the ultimate sacrifice. On this Veteran's Day, I say thank you! I say thank you for defending our freedom that we sometimes take for granted. I think that each of us should take a step back and look at the attitude and character that were exhibited by our veterans as they served our country as we move forward in the coming days, weeks and months. As today's scripture states, let us not look to our interests, but the interest of others as well. Regardless of what side you supported in the recent presidential campaign, please keep in mind that we have others that served in our military that made incredible sacrifices for our country that subjugated their personal interests for those of others. I strongly feel that we should do the same moving forward.
HAPPY VETERANS DAY TO ALL OF OUR VETERANS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!
Ken Sadler is a leader of Men's Ministry at a megachurch and has a heart and passion for helping men become the best they can be.