Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Sounds of War

Last night, as I lie in bed trying to sleep, I could hear the sound of machine guns and the booming of other artillery. Of course, it was just the weekend maneuvers at Fort Chaffee, but it made me think about all of the people in war-torn regions of the world that fall asleep to those sounds every night, for whom it is a way of life. While I know that those sounds for me are the sounds of men and women preparing to better protect my family and my country, the people in the Middle East, for example, know those sounds are the sounds that might take their life while they sleep.
I just pray for those people, born into a society that has always known war and conflict and that they may find peace in the one true God.