Just my two cents worth for the pot.
What a miracle! I believe that God has a plan for all of us. We will stay here and be useful until the plan is fulfilled and probably not one minute more.
These guys and their big smiles have captured my undying respect and admiration. They really do know what it means to face what life dishes out one day at a time. They cope. They are American heroes and generally exemplify all the best that is American.
At the ripe old age of 31 Sgt. Joiner has learned more lessons about men under stress and when and how true character emerges. Watch the way he moves in a group, the way he talks. They move and speak with the calm confidence of the WWII generation.
Maybe the plan for them is to band together and lead our sad nation out of the hole it is in. I can’t imagine them letting someone take their Liberty away like the sheeple majority. They are fearless because they know God will care for them as long as their purpose is unfulfilled. There just aren’t enough of them.
My Son is one and has the experience and makings of a better man than I’ll ever be.
Medved had stories of how God protected men in America and helped shape this nation. The following is ONE of the stories about George Washington. About his surviving a battle in the French-Indian War where the British were slaughtered.:
Upon George Washington’s return to Fort Cumberland (120 miles from the battle scene), he wrote a letter to his mother to alay any fears she would have, as news of the rout had preceded them. On the same day (July 18, 1755) he also wrote to his brother, John A. Washington:
“As I have heard since my arrival at this place [Fort Cumberland], a circumstantial account of my death and dying speech, I take this early opportunity of contradicting the first, and of assuring you that I have not as yet composed the latter. But, by the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected beyond all human probability or expectation; for I had four bullets through my coat, and two horses shot under me, yet escaped unhurt, although death was leveling my companions on every side of me!”
There is a story about Washington meeting an Indian Chief from that battle years later, and the Chief tells of how he fired 11 times at him from a rifle that never missed, and realized that the Great Spirit protected him, and that Washington would become a leader of a great nation and remembered forever. The Indian story was around when Washington was still alive - but might be made-up. (Although Medved talked like it was true).
Anyway - lots of stories, and the book isn’t finished yet!
I can’t stay in the same room with these guys. It would just be too awkward. The type of handshake where your hand gets pushed away. All I can say is thanks. To God be the glory.