Exceeding the Love of a Woman

“War has a Hollywood image that is far from the truth as is east from the west. It is dehumanizing, horrible, and as close to being a hell on earth as possible.”

“The most important thing in the world to a Marine is his unit. Our unit defined who we were and what we have done.  Everything else in life paled in comparison to our company. We were proud to be a part of Kilo Company. We felt, like every Marine did, that our company was the best company in the Corp.”

“I was numb as Mac listed the dead. It just couldn’t be real. I couldn’t believe that all these guys were dying while I was enjoying myself in Australia. The guilt was overwhelming. We lost 90% of the company to death and wounds.”

“Mac (a fellow Kilo Company soldier who lived through the attack) and I went to chow and then back to the tent. From that point on, we became the best of friends. Our hearts were knit to each other. I don’t believe I have ever been as close to another man in my life as Mac and I were in Vietnam.”

1 Sam 18:1: And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

2 Sam 1:26: I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.

Did you know that these scriptures are being twisted by ignorant men and women, to promote homosexuality?

I was never in war, but I was in the military, and I very well understand the sub-culture. Thomas J. Vogel’s harrowing experience fighting in Vietnam, as he so graphically details in his book, ‘Growing Up in Vietnam’, laid out the same feelings David and Jonathon had, fighting their own unjust war.

Forced to take leave, Vogel and his Conrad come back to find that their unit had practically all been wiped out but a few. Mac was one of the survivors survivors, and shared the harrowing event with Vogel. This camaraderie, the fact of being in the original company, all but a few dead, knit the two men’s hearts together.

I can completely understand David’s statement of his love for Jonathon, surpassing his love of women. Maybe you don’t, if you’ve never served. But when you’re apart of something bigger than yourself, when others lives literally depend on you, whether you live or die that day depends on your Comrade, that is a different love. A love different from that of a normal man woman relationship. There is no room for lust and sex, as bullets are flying, and men are dying. Men and women join together in relationship, not to stay alive, but for pleasure and happiness. A love you have from your comrades in battle is different, and when your life is at stake, I agree with David. That love exceeds the love of a women, because it’s a deeper love, with death at its center.

Think about this today and don’t be fooled by man twisting the scriptures to fulfill their own lusts.


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