Some trust in chariots and some in horses, But we will remember and trust in the name of the Lord our God. Psalms 20:7 AMP
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we are reminded of the tensions of the Cold War. For some, It brings back those fearful days in October of 1962, when it seemed the nuclear war was inevitable. Those attending school in the 1950s and '60s surely remember the duck-and-cover drills–as though hiding under a desk would protect us from a nuclear attack.
Nations may trust their military might: their nuclear and biological weapons, robotic and cyber warfare, and strong armies. Today's verse is a reminder this is not where we place our trust. Empires have come and gone, but God is the one constant. He is the same now as in the beginning and will continue to be until Christ comes to rule. We must acknowledge that "In God We Trust" is more than a motto on our currency; it is essential to our moral and spiritual preservation.
On the eve of this Memorial Day, we thank those who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. We remember their selfless sacrifice so we may enjoy freedom. But let us not forget another selfless sacrifice that gives us spiritual freedom. While we are yet sinners, he died for us. Who will we trust? We will trust the Lord!
Heavenly Father, we praise you and proclaim our trust in you. As the world seems to dissolve around us, we remember that you are the Lord our God. In you, we find courage, strength, comfort, and peace. Thank you for sending your Son Jesus Christ to deliver us from sin and sending the Holy Spirit, our Helper and Guide. Amen.