Wednesday, September 12, 2012

How to Remember Ambassador Stevens

For those who don't know, Ambassador Stevens, our ambassador to Libya, was killed yesterday by Libyan extremists.  You can read about it here.  Also killed were three staff members.

This is a sad day.  Ambassador Jeffries said it best to a friend of mine recently as they were leaving a function at the State Department.  Speaking of the brave men and women who serve at the State Department, he said, "These are the people that are working each day to keep us from going to war."

I was angry when I heard about what happened to Ambassador Stevens.  I wanted revenge.  But then I remember why he was over there.  He was not only doing his duty to protect Americans but he was doing something that honors G-d.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God," (Matthew 5:9)

Keep the family members of the fallen in your prayers today.  Those families paid a terrible price so that we can all enjoy some measure of peace.

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