The Face in the Ribbon

Those yellow ribbons that say "Support our Troops" are close to ubiquitous. It's pretty nearly impossible to make a trip of any distance without seeing one. But yesterday, I saw something I'd never seen before.

In the middle of the loop made by the ribbon was a photo of a soldier. This family was making a personal sacrifice...a husband, a father, a son, a brother...who was the face in the ribbon? He was America's best hope for the future. For as a long as "free men shall stand, between their loved homes and the war's desolation" we will be a land of liberty.

I don't know those people, and will never hear the story of the face in that ribbon. But I prayed for him yesterday...and today. And for his family, and his comrades, and his Commander-in-Chief. For we are in a war that we must win. His success and safety are directly related to mine. So stop today and give thanks for the spirit that volunteers to face danger on our behalf. Spare a moment of concern for those left behind. And pray that God gives us victory in the titanic struggle we did not choose but cannot avoid.


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