Meet Joseph Ambrose, a veteran of World War I. At age 86 he was honored at a Veteran’s Day parade in 1982. His old-fashioned uniform is surprising and the emotion etched on his face is touching. He served in a war that was supposed to be the “war to end all wars.” Sadly, that has not been the case. Veteran’s Day this year marks the one hundred year anniversary of this war. Memories fade as those who fought disappear with age. But although we do not always have the details of these war stories, we can still appreciate the sacrifice their service represents.
In today’s verse Asaph declares that he will remember what the Lord has done. And His wonders include miraculous exploits in battle! From the drowning of Pharaoh’s army to the walls coming down at Jericho, the Lord has done battle for His own! And He continues to do battle for us, equipping us with spiritual armor (Eph. 6:10-17) and helping us to stand firm. He makes us more than conquerors as He is on our side (Rom. 8:31).
My life is to testify to others just how great and awesome my God is! I am to sing His praises, give credit and glory to Him by my life and praise Him in prayer. When I do, I myself become a “wonder and surprise” to many! (Psalm 71:7) But so often, it is through the heat of battle that others take note. It is through the difficulty that He shows Himself strong and powerful. When others see me rise above a horrible situation, I gain credibility and a voice.
Lord, may my life remind others of all Your wonders and incredible deeds!