“It Is the Soldier”

Remembrance Sunday.  Remembering the Soldier, remembering the Saviour.

It is the Soldier, not the minister Who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Soldier, not the reporter Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the Soldier, not the poet Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the Soldier, not the organiser Who has given us freedom to protest. It is the Soldier, not the lawyer Who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the Soldier, not the politician Who has given us the right to vote. It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag. -Charles M Province
And I add to his words that it is God Who created the Soldier in His own image Who has given the Soldier the sense of justice that drives him to oppose evil Who has given the Soldier the courage to stand in the face of evil Who has given the Soldier the strength to resist and overcome evil Who has given the Soldier the hope to look beyond this life Who has given the Soldier the love to lay down his life for family and friend And today, as we remember the Soldier, Who has given so much He gives us a glimpse of the God In Whose image the Soldier resisted evil In Whose image the Soldier overcame evil In Whose image the Soldier looked beyond this life And in Whose image the Soldier laid down His life As we give thanks for the Soldier’s courage, love, and sacrifice We know it is but a shadow of the Saviour’s.

About Jon Gleason

Pastor of Free Baptist Church of Glenrothes
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