I am also grateful for the One who fought for me, even though He knew me. He knew exactly who I was and who I would become. He knew every trial I would face and every triumph I would gain. He knew every mistake I would make and every miracle I would need. Yet, He still fought for me. He knew that I would sometimes have doubts about if He was listening. He knew that sometimes I would have deficiencies in my learning. Nevertheless, He fought for me. Most would think that the biggest battle for me would be with the devil, but honestly, I think He had to fight me harder for me than He ever had to fight the devil. But, He fought for me.
He died for me. He rose for me. He keeps me day by day. Even on a day like today, when I wake up feeling defeated, He gently whispers to me, "I'm fighting for you. You have not and you will not lose the battle. It is not your battle to lose; it is my battle and I never lose. Just hold on tight to My unchanging hand. You will make it!"
The men and women who volunteer to serve this great country are worthy of honor. Whether they serve for one year or thirty years, they are willing to make a sacrifice that I cannot say that I was ever willing to make. So, I salute them! And, I give thanks and praise to the God who made them and made them so very brave. This same God who made them willing to fight for you and me also fights for you and me daily. We just have to turn the battles over to Him and let Him win! Ms. EV