>"Against" What? or "Against" Who?

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Forty years ago I was in Vietnam, attached to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. Forty? Good grief! What is such a young guy doing in such an old body???

I was not a follower of Christ. I was into a lot of garbage. Vietnam was a lot like my subsequent years in prison – I learned a lot there, but I don’t wanna go back.

And though it was a different war against a different enemy, it gives empathy to our troops serving in warzones today.

And I am thankful – once again – that the people who are “against” the current wars are, in large part, not “against” the warriors.

It’s not unlike being “against” sin, but not “against” sinners.

And I encourage you to ponder that last sentence, examine what (who?) you are “against,” and leave some thoughts in the comment section.

And…of course…even as we celebrate memorial day…let us never cease to wonder at the memory of the One who loved us so much He would rather die than be without us…

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

One thought on “>"Against" What? or "Against" Who?”

  1. >as one who personally is against war…not just the one we’re currently in, but war in general…i do stand with you and appreciate those who have sacrificed much for current freedoms. and that includes you, my friend. i know your thoughts and emotions on vietnam run deep, but i do appreciate you and your service to our country.

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