2007-11-12 - Veteran's Day
Today we will do something a bit unusual. In tribute to, and appreciation of, those who have found it necessary to fight to secure and preserve our freedoms, we will share a hymn written in an earlier century by William Carpenter. In some countries, especially Muslim strongholds such as Indonesia, even today I could be tortured, imprisoned - or worse - for sending a devotional that promotes the Christian faith. I thank God for those who have sacrficed, so that we and others can have freedom of religion. And may we never give up, until it is so for all people around the world.
O God, the Strength of those who war,
Give to our hosts in battle's hour
Breathe on our land the spirit calm
In Thee alone we place our hope,
Thy ways are wonderful, O God,