"For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven……. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:1,8 (NLT)
“Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers. They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good.” Titus 3:1
The other day my husband, Jim, read about Marines on their way home from serving in Afghanistan who were upgraded to first class on their flight from Chicago to San Diego. Apparently American Airlines has a policy to upgrade servicemen and women in uniform whenever possible. This one plane had six empty seats in first class for the group. That gesture was followed by seven first-class passengers who jumped out of their seats for the other Marines so they could sit together. (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/06/7-first-class-passengers-give-up-seats-to-marines-returning-from-afghanistan/)
My husband got a little emotional as he continued to read that these Marines did not have time to let anyone know they were returning home; but one person who heard that they were returning home made a phone call and within a couple hours these courageous Marines had received a hero’s welcome including fire trucks and cheers of thanks.