2 Samuel 11:26-27 (NLT)
26 When Uriah�s wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him. 27 When the period of mourning was over, David sent for her and brought her to the palace, and she became one of his wives. Then she gave birth to a son. But the Lord was displeased with what David had done.

The wife of Uriah was Bathsheba. King David had an affair with Bathsheba prior to her husband being killed and she became pregnant. Uriah was one of the King�s trusted me and was gladly serving the King for his nation. Uriah was so faithful to his country he would not even return to his home when he had the opportunity. Instead he wanted to rejoin the men who were in battle. David planned Uriah�s death, which allowed him to take Bathsheba as a wife and hide her pregnancy.

Veterans Day is an annual holiday celebrated the 11th of November. The holiday commemorates the brave and heroic efforts of veterans. These men and women have served proudly for our country. They are ready to give their lives to protect the freedom we have. In some wars these Veterans have been taken for granted because politics came before the honor of these soldiers. Our country must not put these heroic men and women in harm�s way just so politicians can accomplish their own political agenda. Instead they should be allowed to fight with dignity. Christ also died to protect our freedom. God knew the hearts of men and God fulfilled His plan of salvation through politics of the day. Selfish men, leaders who wouldn�t stand firm allowed Christ to die. While that was God�s plan we need to be careful man�s plan doesn�t allow selfishness to put our soldiers in harm�s way. Pray for our soldiers on this Veteran�s day remembering some have given their lives so we can be free, while other are also willing to do the same.