armed forcesAs I was reading this morning in second Thessalonians, I felt led to pray this benediction for my younger sister, Tricia, who is a single mom (of two precious princesses) right now while her husband is serving overseas:

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.   —2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 (NIV)   

 Tricia (and all other spouses and family members of soldiers on active duty), thank you for your sacrifice.  May you be encouraged and strengthened today, knowing that you are being lifted up in prayer by many people.

Your turn to share:  Are you and/or a family relative serving in the Armed Forces?