Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate our freedom as citizens of the United States of America, our hearts are filled with thanksgiving for those in our military who have secured and protected our freedom. What could be better than the willingness of these individuals to serve our nation? The safe return of our heroes to American soil, literally to the soil—to work and take care of the farms and gardens of our great land.
They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Isaiah 2:4 & Micah 4:3
Farmer Veteran Coalition is a “swords to plowshares” effort to assist military men and women in their second career, as farmer, gardener, orchardist or vinedresser. The hope of returning to work the land and its effect on our nation’s peace and prosperity is part of our American heritage, handed down from those first to govern our country.
“For them [Thomas Jefferson and John Adams], working the soil, experimenting with new vegetables and examining plants was a patriotic act as well as an assertion of their belief in America’s future.” — Andrea Wulf, Founding Gardeners, 2011
Check out this noble cause at www.farmvetco.org and learn more about how you can bless a soldier who is committed to tend and keep our soil and feed America. O dear soldiers, may you walk your fields in the light of the LORD (Isaiah 2:5).
God Bless America!
Photo Caption: Garden Tools among a crop of Swiss chard. When God ordained an end to war, the soldiers were to turn their weapons into tools to work the land.
I have never heard of the Farmer Veteran Coalition; but thank you for introducing us to such a wonderful organization. Beautiful goals!!
Praise God for Is. 2:5
Hi Judy, So glad this effort touched you as is did me! I love on their website their quotation ” We believe that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems for all. ” i.e our soldiers are strong and patient as farmers and gardeners need to be! All the more with our prayers and the covering of God’s Word!!
Have a blessed celebration today.