The Bible identifies people who are Rods and Staffs in this world.
"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me." Psalm 23:4
A Staff is a hooked tool used by shepherds to guild their flocks toward a desired destination or away from danger. A Rod is another type of shepherd tool used as a weapon to protect the flock from predators and thieves. In our world, our military are both Rods and Staffs: They protect, guide, and keep us safe.
This Memorial Day is a special one as we recognize that the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of WWII. For anyone who has a family member who has served in our military forces, God Bless you and your family from the Encouragers Team.