Right now I am engulfed in sadness at what is happening in Ukraine. I am overwhelmed with grief at what I am watching with the men, women and children who are caught up in this horror. I feel powerless that I cannot rise in battle with them for their freedom. I don’t believe they would find it reassuring to see this 62 year old grandma armed to aid them but I definitely would give up my life to fight for their freedom. How could I not when I know many lives were sacrificed for my own freedom.
Growing up we were taught about the dangers of communism and the price of our freedom. My family experienced living in the beautiful country of Spain during the dictatorship of Franco. They saw what that looked like in comparison to the freedom of the United States. I was taught the difference early in my life and it has always been the reason for my patriotism of being an American.
I have never questioned two things in my life. My faith and my freedom as an American citizen. Those are definitely two things I don’t struggle to believe and to be grateful that I have. Life has given me many struggles in my 62 years but those are two things that have never wavered, thankfully.
My prayer: God PLEASE protect the people of Ukraine! Protect us all from the evil of those who want to take away any of our basic rights. Strengthen our faith as we see the injustices of this war on European soil. Guide us all to do our part to help those who are impacted personally. Give wisdom to our leaders of democracy to be able to creatively assist Ukraine and not cause an escalation in the process. Only you have the power to do this and I lift this prayer up to you to bring Ukraine and our democracy a miracle!!! In Jesus name…..
Psalm 56:8 You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.