True Freedom

The roar of helicopters fill the air over the jungles as soldiers stomp through the marshes. Their lives are at stake and yet they continue to move forward protecting those within their country.

The sacrifice, they say, is well worth it, as they crawl among the trees and brush. Bullets whiz past and they return fire. So far none in their squadron has been hit this morning. They lift up silent prayers that they achieve what others are unwilling to do.

Back home their families make due on the little the government gives them. Mom’s hold the household together and pray fervently that their loved one will come home safe while others are screaming, cussing, and protesting.

The battle field is treacherous and as one soldier dives towards his  fox hole a bullet rips through his body and he falls bleeding in the dirt and mud.

“Dear God, oh Jesus, help me,” he whispers as his life blood stains the dirt. A Man steps down into the fox hole and kneels beside the soldier. The soldier looks at him through the sweat and dirt on his face. “Who are you?” the soldier whispers.

“I am the I Am.”

The soldier whispers, “I give you my soul,” and slowly closes his eyes. The darkness turns to a brilliant light engulfing him in a peaceful dimension of pure love. The Man holds his hand and looks up to heaven.

(Sue’s version) Psalm 31:5



11 thoughts on “True Freedom

  1. Powerful. Also, takes me back to the years my husband, and then my son were in the Army. Scary and prayer-filled days (and yes very frugal days-still frugal!).
    Thank you for posting this.

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    • Thank you Robbye. Our servicemen and women are not treated fairly by any stretch of the imagination. Thank you for your’s and your family’s sacrifices for our country. Blessings to you.

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  2. Yes, it made perfect sense and you have every right to be biased.


  3. […] Republished with permission Sue’s Pen2PaperBlog […]


  4. The wonderful promise of eternity. The only peace we hold when we have to suddenly say goodbye. 💗

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  5. So thankful for all the men and women who serve, both in the field and at home. 💗🇺🇸

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