One of the reasons why I wanted to go to the Vietnam War Museum was because it reminds me of my family. We love history and looking at guns, cannons, ammo, and anything to do with the Military. I’m all into it! Being raised with brothers I guess does that to a girl. (Haha)
But when I got to the museum my heart began to sink. The more pictures I saw, the more I read, the more I realized how much a war destroys something so fragile and precious called life. Children who had no right to go through what they went through, not understanding any of it and didn’t have a chance with something called childhood. Women trying to find food wondering what did they ever do to deserve to be born in such an era.
I ask myself why was there even a war. The only answer it comes down to is sin. Sin destroys everything. Sin is wicked and evil. Sin creates war. Sin creates jealousy. Sin creates control.
Looking at the pictures, I had to force myself to leave cause I couldn’t stand crying any longer. I got a glimpse of reality and what that war was like.
I can’t even begin to fathom what these soldiers went through. I know men and women who fought in this war today and I’m so honored and thankful for their service. They fought for freedom. They fought for rights. I know some people have a hard time with this war thinking they can’t be forgiven for they had to do unthinkable things. I got a glimpse of what they mean.
Yes, God can forgive you. I see battles in the Bible and throughout all of history. Even David – a man after God’s own heart – had to fight and lead battles and wars for it came with his calling of being King. Don’t think for a minute God can’t forgive or God doesn’t know. He does. Because that’s the very reason why He sent His Son.
Pray with me for the people who fought in this War and whenever you see a Veteran – thank them for their service. It’s because of them we live in a free country. God Bless America!