Remember Our Defenders

Remember sacred memory

Of those who chose to sacrifice

Their single, treasured, earthly life,

Like Christ, their neighbors to keep free.

No greater love has any shown

Than Christ who gave us perfectly

His Life and Love that we could know

God’s freedom, peace, security.

For all your sacrifice and pain

We pray our people wake and see

We are released, unbound, unchained,

Not hobbled now, but running free.

This, thanks to Christ and such as these,

This, thanks to Christ and such as these.

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. laura
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 14:58:29

    Hi, Len! I hope you have been well. This is such a lovely tribute to those who have sacrificed much on our behalf. Thank you for giving word to what so many feel.


  2. Jingle
    Jun 05, 2011 @ 21:33:40

    gratitude is divine.
    love your expression/sentiments shown here.
    bless you.


  3. Carol Ann Hoel
    Jun 02, 2011 @ 21:01:43

    I thought I remembered seeing white letters when I was here before, but I only see red and blue now.


    • gloryteller
      Jun 03, 2011 @ 08:50:02

      You are very observant! Some folks whom I value the opinion of (pardon, my prep) said that it was a little hard to read, so I changed it. Do you think I should change it back? It is so gratifying that you and others have actually cared about my content and taken the time to comment. Thank you, my Sister.
      In His awesome Love,

    • Carol Ann Hoel
      Jun 03, 2011 @ 17:34:53

      The light blue background made the white lettering faint, so maybe it should stay the way you have it now. I almost skipped over the white, but my eyes caught the words just in time. Red, white, and blue was a great idea. It would have worked with a darker background. Great message in the poem. Blessings to you, Brother Len…

    • gloryteller
      Jun 03, 2011 @ 22:50:21

      Yes, I tried light yellow but that didn’t make sense, lol. I’ll take your suggestion. Happy June and God bless.

  4. K Zhang
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 23:31:13

    I like your poetry and your love for Christ. Keep up the good work! God bless.


    • gloryteller
      Jun 02, 2011 @ 16:47:33

      Thank you for your kind comment. I like what you have to say on your site as well.
      Keep on telling of the Gospel and of your love for Jesus. Heaps of blessings on you.

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  6. planejaner
    May 30, 2011 @ 10:24:24

    the white letters do show up–they are just very hard to see against the robin’s egg blue background…



    • gloryteller
      May 30, 2011 @ 10:31:41

      Maybe there is benefit to having people look closer to read that verse. It is an important verse, but aren’t they all, hehe.
      Thanks for your input. 😀

  7. planejaner
    May 30, 2011 @ 10:21:10

    “It is for freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery…”

    Gal 5:1

    Freedom comes at a great cost. May we accept it…then run freely under it, thankfully.



  8. Carol Ann Hoel
    May 29, 2011 @ 21:10:13

    I am grateful for the men and women who have given their lives to defend our nation. Thanks to Jesus, one may die and live again. Blessings to you, Len…


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