What is it like to be a Christian soldier? Listen to Susie’s discussion with John Morris, Staff Chaplain for the National Guard Bureau. He joins us to talk about life as a soldier, how to pray for our military, and the importance of holding fast to faith in the midst of a world at war.
“When a man or woman joins the United States military, they’re being called. Called by their nation to sacrificial service. And when they raise their right hand and swear their allegiance and willingness to defend the Constitution, they’re surrendering so many of their rights and freedom. Much like Jesus’ call to us.. He doesn’t tell these disciples where they’re going, He doesn’t tell them how the story ends; He simply says ‘Follow Me.’ We’re served today by a million and a half brave men and women who raise their right hands and said they would follow the lawful orders of the President of the United States, they’d defend the Constitution, they’d literally give their lives if asked to… I’ve surrendered my life to Christ and He has called me into His service, which has led me into the military of United States. My life is not my own.”
Listen as Susie and John explore
• How to honor those who serve in the armed forces
• Unemployment rates among returning veterans
• How the Church can serve and pray for our military families
John paints a riveting picture of the D-Day invasion, commemorated 70 years ago today.
“On the 6th of June, the Allies lined up across the English Channel and did the largest water-borne invasion in history onto the Normandy coast and ran right into the teeth of the German army. Due to a variety of factors and the grace of God… they did it. By the end of the day, they had taken the beach.”
John calls himself a “direct beneficiary” of the freedom these men died to protect.
Key Scriptures: Mark 1:17
This program has been previously aired.