War is horrible. There is no way to sugar coat or romanticize war. It is grusome, destructive, and always hurts more of the innocent than the combatants. People die – lots of people die.
But war has always been part of history, and until Jesus returns to restore the earth, war will be part of our lives.
The United Nations reports there are currently 15 major conflicts in the world. Of course, two of those involve the United States – Iraq and Afghanistan. We have a number of our Belhaven alums in the force in both countries.
We are all deeply thankful for the men and women who put their lives on the line, their families in great stress, and the need for liberty and human dignity above their personal desires. They give up so much to protect us, we need to thank them more than once a year on Veterans Day.
You’ll be glad to know that Belhaven College has a special scholarship for veterans and their spouses.