Remember the Unseen Warriors

Elisha Traps Blinded Arameans

Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, “I will set up my camp in such and such a place.”  The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there.” So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places. This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, “Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?”  “None of us, my lord the king ,” said one of his officers, “but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom.” “Go, find out where he is,” the king ordered, “so I can send men and capture him.” The report came back: “He is in Dothan.” Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city.  When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?” the servant asked. “Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.  2 Kings 6:8-17

Do you know why we celebrate Memorial Day? We celebrate and honor those who have fought and died for our country. It is also a time that  we should take the time to thank our active military and veterans for their commitment to keeping us safe and free.

We enjoy a lot of freedom in our country. We are free to attend church and worship, we are free to choose what we want to be when we grow up, we are free to choose where we want to live, we are free to choose most of the things that affect our daily lives. Yes, we enjoy our freedom, but that freedom wasn’t free. Many courageous men and women gave their lives to pay the price for the freedom that you and I enjoy.  These are the ones that we honor as we celebrate Memorial Day.

Sometimes when we watch the news or listen to adults talk, we might become afraid of things that are happening around in the world or in our neighborhoods. So we need to remind ourselves just as Elisha had God show his servant, that “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And we have even more than legions of angels. We have a savior who has promised never to leave or forsake us.

As we celebrate Memorial Day, remember to stop and thank God for those who have paid the price for our freedom. Let us also remember to thank God for Jesus, who has set us free from sin and promised to always be with us.

Prayer:

Dear Father, thank you for the freedom that we enjoy. We are thankful for those who paid the price for that freedom, but even more important, we thank you for the freedom we have because Jesus was willing to pay the penalty for our sin.      Amen.

Memory Verse:

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8

 

Published on July 28, 2012 at 1:20 am  Leave a Comment  

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