There are many complexities regarding war. It is never an easy topic simply because it involves the conflict of deciding what are moral absolutes in the heat of battle. Realizing that a soldier has to make judgment calls that could end a life and in some cases the best information that they have to go on is gut instincts. Sometimes it literally boils down to kill or be killed. Real war is not a video game. Some of the greatest casualties of war are veterans. Some of them had to do unthinkable things. Some of them have seen things that words can’t described. Some have become so familiar with death that they had to harden their heart as a way to stay sane.
In today's message, we stop and take a look at the complexities of war and the soldier:
- How do we reconcile war with the Gospel?
- If there is one thing I believe for sure, it is that Jesus loves the soldier even when the soldier doesn’t love him- or herself.
- More than just pleasantries in an attempt to make ourselves feel good, let's move to another level of being educated on how to understand and minister to our veterans
Because Jesus loves the soldier.