Aaron Weaver died last Thursday. He, along with eight others, perished when their helicopter was shot down in Iraq. He was supposed to come home next month. Aaron was a hero. Having recently battled cancer, the Army was not going to send him to Iraq. It wasn’t that he wasn’t important to the battle; in fact, Aaron’s heroic actions in Mogadishu, Somalia, won him the Bronze Star in 1994 for "extreme courage." He was even mentioned in the best-selling book Black Hawk Down about that an attack on American soldiers in Somalia and the rescue that followed. He convinced the Army that he was well enough to go, according to the New York Times.
“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23). Christian warfare is ongoing daily sacrifice. We must answer the call every day! Are there experiences of the past or circumstances in the present that have taken you out of the battle and stolen your faith to get in the fight? I’m so glad that America has men like Aaron Weaver who know the value of staying in the fight for freedom. We should be that dedicated to the true freedom offered by the Son of God. Don’t let them keep you out of the battle for your soul! That’s Life at Work!