Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Our Sympathy Is With You Brook Park

Yesterday, at the Cleveland IX center, a civil/religious ceremony was held where thousands of people came to pay their respects to the over 20 U.S. Marine Reserve servicemen of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Regiment, headquartered in Brook Park, Ohio, who lost their lives in two bloody days of war in Iraq. Politicians and local leaders spoke about love of country and the nobility of suffering for a cause. As Confessional Lutherans, we have the ultimate respect for anyone who would die for someone else. So, we say thank you. Thank you to all those servicemen who bravely stepped in harm's way to protect us. They come home heroes and may their bravery be an example to us. For those who mourn the loss of their father, son, husband, brother, friend, I pray that you find comfort the only place that it can be found and that is in Jesus Christ and His death on the cross and resurrection from the grave. This Jesus conquered death so that all who look to Him as their Savior need not fear death; for they have their sins forgiven and can look forward to a bright future. Brook Park, our sympathy and prayers are with you!