To veterans of the United States of America:
It is with deep appreciation I take this opportunity to write to you at this time that our nation dedicates to honoring war veterans.
When our country called, you answered. While time goes by and many people seem to go on with life with little or no regard for the sacrifices of our veterans, I want to assure you that we here at Trinity Bible Church hold you in high esteem.
We know that we live in a fallen and cursed world because of sin. We know “wars, and rumors of wars” will persist and increase until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. We also know that true lasting peace will only be known through Christ crucified. He is the Prince of peace and alone can reconcile the enmity of mankind towards God and one another: “For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross” (Col 1:19-20). We also know that until He returns men will continue in unregenerate passions, and sometimes the only course of action to uphold justice in this broken world will be by national military action. We are grateful to God that He has provisioned and you have served in the responsibility of standing up to enemies of what is good and right around the world.
While you served, mothers continued to mother, and as you served, fathers continued to father. While you served, couples were getting married, children were being born, families were enjoying safety to live out their lives together without the fear of tyranny. While you served, education was continuing, medical discoveries were happening, inventions were being made, new designs and structures were being built, and technology was advancing. While you served, children who would become the next generation of leaders were watching and growing in thought and understanding, farmers were harvesting food for our country and the world, workers were laboring for the economy both local and global, and the ill, afflicted, and defenseless were being cared for. While you served, we were able to continue to gather in freedom to worship the God who created and redeemed us in love; we continued to promote Christ to the glory of God and the joy of all in Him.
Thank you for all you have done for this great country. May God richly bless you.
One grateful pastor