On this Veterans Day, as we pause to honor those who have served our nation in times of war and in moments of peace.
From the American Revolutionary War, to the Mexican–American War, to the World Wars, to our current wars in the Middle East; the men and women of the armed forces of the United States of America have served our nation with courage, commitment and consistency.
While the places may have changed, the centurions of the Bible are to be honored as well. The position of soldier in biblical times, and today, remains a highly respected profession.
- In Philippians 2:25, Paul describes Epaphroditus, a Christian, as a “fellow soldier.”
- In Ephesians 6:10-20, Paul uses military metaphors and tools to describe being strong in the Lord by putting on the whole armor of God.
- In Matthew 8:5-13, Jesus marveled over the faith of a Roman solider who sought healing for a solider under his command.
On this Veterans Day, let us not only pause to honor those who have and are currently serving. Let us also spend this day in prayer for God’s grace and protection for America’s finest men and women.