Everyday Sacrifices

It is 5 days past Memorial Day, the day we stop to remember the men and women of our armed forces. On that particular day, we have special events and many people make a point to thank our service men and women, and we stop to remember those who never made it home. But, I found myself wondering today how often we stop during the regular days and remember our troops.

Do we think about the everyday sacrifices our troops make? These men and women are missing their children’s school events, sports competitions, family birthdays, and anniversaries. How often do we pray for those who are missing these special days? How often do we pray for the families back home who miss their moms, dads, brothers, and sisters? The next time you find yourself thinking about an upcoming special day, take a moment and pray for the safety of those who are sacrificing a few of those days for us.

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