Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veteran's Day

Thank God for those who sacrifice for our freedoms -- both abstract and practical as well as our safety. Here is a great post from John Piper over at his Desiring God blog...

When soldiers came to John the Baptist and asked, “What shall we do”—meaning, “How shall we respond to your call to repent?”, John answered, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages” (Luke 3:14).

From this we learn that repentance did not demand ceasing to be a soldier. The tensions between being a follower of Jesus as a soldier are essentially the same as the tensions of being a follower of Jesus in all the other authority structures of society that God ordains for the stability of the world (like business, education, government, and family).

2 comments:

mignon said...

Don't know if you remember or not, but your Granny and Pappa were married on Armistice Day...now called Veteran's Day....Nov.11, 1945.

Troy said...

I thought about that. It would've been 62 years?