A Soldier's Tribute
A military troop is a group of soldiers trained in mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat and other meticulous fighting techniques. The techniques shown to them have the ability to subdue, weaken, or even kill his opponent. However, a closer look at these soldiers will reveal a very human side to their approach to fighting. Although they where trained for rigorous battle scenarios, unfortunately a portion of humanity may rise during the heat of battle. Fatigue, stress, frustration, or anxiousness are just a few things that could enter the soldier's mind. On the other hand, strength, vigor, perseverance, faith, trust, and honesty may enter that provides a boost that will carry them over the top to victory.
A few times in life you get the opportunity to meet a soldier whose battlefield training inspired those around him to reach for heights they may have never thought possible. This soldier had obvious battle scarred and tattered wounds that everyone could see but never understood the extent of the damage because of their unyielding perseverance during the toughest of times. Struggling with a death sentencing illness yet continuing to motivate even the most critical cynics. Yes, you may have met this soldier; the one who's training of selflessness rays are like the sun's on a bright day. The brightness of these rays go so deep; that you know that this soldier must love you to put his life on the line for you. Then you ask, "what could I give back to this soldier who has encouraged me through their own adverse times?"
A few thousand years ago, there was a man that walked the earth that was the epitome and classic model of a soldier's story. One whose battle was a daily; fighting against the evils that each of us face without yielding. For the prophet spoke with these words, "he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Jesus is that soldier on the battlefield fighting for YOUR right to the tree of life. Jesus died on the battlefield then rose again with all power in his hand. "What can you give to him to show your appreciation for his death; give him your life today."
inspired by Aaron written by Tim Hamner Sr.