Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
You know, the military of today owes much to the military of yesterday. Just like our spiritual lives, wherein we have this “cloud of witnesses”, we in the military have a cloud of witnesses that went before us as well. That is why we pray this morning, Veteran’s Day, for the immense cloud of witnesses that made their stand before most of us were born.
I’m especially awestruck by stories of men and women who were believers in the military, or who became believers after they left the military. They have a special story that we should attempt to understand, for it is our story now.
Please pray for the veterans. Just because many are no longer active duty does not mean that they don’t need Christ!
Father, many Americans have served the United States through the military in times past, as well as today. I pray that you will bless them and for those who do not yet know you, I pray that you will lead them to your son. In Christ name I pray, Amen.