It’s Remembrance Day again. Whatever your view on war, I think we should all pay tribute and pay respect to the fallen and living veterans. For their love of their countries, countless soldiers were wounded in the battlefields, and multitudes lost their lives in a foreign land. Let’s salute all these unsung heroes!
As a metaphor, the New Testament speaks of Christians as soldiers who engage in spiritual warfare. For their love of their Saviour and Lord, countless Christians are willing to sacrifice for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. And unavoidably, many are wounded as a result. Let’s pray for one another and extend our care to all those wounded believers. Paul speaks of Epaphroditus as his brother, fellow worker and fellow soldier. Let’s ponder his words.
25I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need, 26for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill. 27Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. (Philippians 2:25–27 ESV)
Let’s pose a question to God. “Dear God, can You give me the heart to care for the veterans and all those sacrificial Christian workers?”
Let’s practice what you learnt. Pray for the veterans and all those sacrificial Christian workers.
Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. Share your prayer for the veterans and all those sacrificial Christian workers with another believer, and encourage him or her to do likewise.