hot topic: Bowe Bergdahl

Over the weekend, Sgt Bowe Bergdahl  was released to US armed forces after being held in Afghanistan for almost 5 years. I’ve kind of followed this story from a distance & it’s becoming somewhat controversial. There have been concerns raised on many levels including the 5 Taliban leaders who were released from Guantanemo Bay in exchange for Sgt Bergdahl. There are also questions related to how Sgt Bergdahl became a hostage in Afghanistan.
My kids tell me not to believe everything I read on the internet & I think that’s wise advice. But as a follower of Jesus, how do I respond to things that seem shifty in our rapidly changing world? Are there timeless truths and unchanging principles? Absolutely yes. In Jesus’ life, we see that He demonstrated great love and generosity. Even as He hung on the cross He asked the Father to forgive those who were killing Him. Jesus personifies what it means to genuinely love in the middle of deception, intrigue, duplicity and betrayal.  Let’s pray for the Bergdahl family as they have some big challenges in front of them

4 thoughts on “hot topic: Bowe Bergdahl

  1. From my sons experience in the military – they often only give partial truths for many reasons, which may not seem ethical to us. But, we are all on a personal journey set up by the Heavenly Father. Prayers for him and wisdom, knowledge, and understanding for our own journeys.

  2. Thanks for sharing, I’ve really been listening to this news. I can say it has definitely bothered me being that we are an Army family. But I greatly appreciate your thoughts on this. We should cast our cares on The Lord for He cares for us all including the Bergdahl family and the Taliban.

  3. The first thought that came to me was “to speak evil of no man” Titus 3:2. Innocent until proven guilty and even so God is merciful; I am certain he knows he made a mistake if he walked out purposely and the lives of the five soldiers will follow him all the days of his life; he has spent five years as a POW and it is obvious he has suffered. Sins of our youth follow all of us. His father sounds like old hippie antiestablishment, which does not aid his son at all. Pray for them.

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