Most of you know that I’m a huge fan of the Lifetime TV show, Army Wives. Last night, Season 5 Episode 4, revealed the person that was killed in action. I won’t spoil it and tell who it was, but let me just tell you that it was a very intense episode.
The cast did an amazing job of expressing the raw emotions and grief that many military families know all too well. I’ve NEVER cried so much from a TV show or movie! My friends and family will tell you that I’m not a crier, but this episode hit close to home.
Dear Hubby is still deployed. I have a special group of friends that are also military wives. Our husbands often deploy together. I can’t imagine what I’d do if something happened to my husband or the husband of one of my friends!
I encourage all of you to pray for our troops, even if you don’t agree with the politics of our nation. You don’t have to have a spouse, child, or friend in the military to offer up prayer.
Pray for those in combat. Pray for those making decisions about troop movements. Pray for those who provide support to those in combat. And don’t forget about the families left behind. The parents, spouses, siblings, and children of those deployed can use your prayers too.
While prayer is great, there are other things that you can do too. The Bible encourages us to not just pray, but put our faith in action.
-Send a care package or a letter to someone you know that is deployed. It will make their day!
-Offer to cook dinner for a military wife whose husband is deployed, or give them a gift card so they won’t have to worry about cooking for a night.
-Spend time with the children of a deployed soldier. Help them create fun memories to pass the time away.
There’s so much more you can do, and most of it doesn’t cost anything except for your time.
Please support our troops and their families. Your freedom depends on it!