What the Bible says about light and seed

The True Light "In him, (the Lord Jesus) was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world,…the world didn’t recognize him." John 1:4,9.

The Good Seed and the Weeds “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seeds in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and went away. Matthew 13:24,25.

Monday, November 12, 2012

ODE TO A VIETNAM VETERAN - Henri Boyea

ODE TO A VIETNAM VETERAN

I made a warrior cry today;
A man I had just met.
The ballcap perched upon his head
Proclaimed “Vietnam Vet”.

A missing limb and crutches
Stood as silent testament
To the horrors he had lived through
And the hard years he has spent .

The tears welled up behind his eyes,
And he looked a little nervous,
When I simply spoke five little words:
“Thank you for your service”.

How much those few words meant to him
He said I’d never know;
The words he should have heard, but didn’t,
So many years ago.

He is no less, or more, heroic
Than soldiers past or present,
But he never got the welcome home
His sacrifices warrant.

Few soldiers want to go to war,
Or find in it much pleasure:
They fight and die for those they love
And the Liberty they treasure.

In foreign lands their blood is spilled;
Our Fathers, sons, and brothers.
Don’t forget, your freedom costs
The lives and limbs of others.

So whether you agree, or not,
With what they’re called to do;
Step up and shake the hands of those
Who stood and fought for you.

Henri Boyea
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