Veterans Day 2021

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable in your sight,
    O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. – Psalm 19:4

A Veterans Day Letter

Each year on the 11th day of the 11th month we celebrate Veterans in honor of the 11th hour in 1918 that signaled the end of the first Great War. This day was known as Armistice day. In 1926 congress passed a resolution for its annual observance and in 1938 it became a national holiday. This day was meant to pay tribute to all veterans but especially give thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. Dwight D. Eisenhower (one of only 5 men to hold the 5-Star rank of “General of the Army”) officially changed the name to Veteran’s Day in 1954 and it has been so ever since.

 

On the 4th of March, 1865 during his second presidential address Abraham Lincoln said:


“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

 

This pledge to care for the veterans, or if needs be their widows and orphans came just over a month before his assassination. But if you read the rest of his speech you’ll see that his words were undeniably influenced by his belief in the providence of God. He quotes directly from Matthew 18 because he realized that the great evil wrought upon the country through war in order to rid it of the pestilence of slavery was burdened most heavily upon the shoulders of the Veterans. President Lincoln felt a great deal of gratitude toward them.

For the Christian being grateful should be almost second nature for we are aware of just how much we have to be grateful for. This Veteran’s Day we can celebrate the sacrifices made for so many by so few, but these sacrifices should also serve as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made on our behalf upon the cross.

 

Today please join me in thanking each and every Veteran you can, especially those within our Bethel Church family, and also in praying for all those currently serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Space Force. Pray for their continued protection and that they be drawn closer to faith in Jesus and repentance of their sins.

 

To all the Veterans at Bethel Baptist Church:

Your church family would like to thank you for your service, and most importantly thank you for your continued service to Christ as ministers of the Gospel.

Contact Us

Phone

816-734-4110

Address

3700 NE Barry RoadKansas CityMissouri 64156

Sundays
9:30 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM WorShip Service

 

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