When all is said and done, we of this Church are people of peace. We are followers of our Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ, who was the Prince of Peace. But even He said, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” (Matt. 10:34)
Your loved one has deployed. Your emotions may run the range from anger to sorrow. It seems as if your world has turned upside down. Don’t feel bad, that is natural. It is normal for you to feel those emotions. This a very difficult time for you and your deployed spouse. If you have children, it is also an especially difficult time for them.
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:10-12)
This must be my day for all things military since I just posted about the Army of Helaman. Probably because Veteran’s day is just around the corner. It is what I feel prompted to write today so hang in there.