The season allows us the opportunity to meet informally with retired Salvation Army Officers as we did today. They are a great group and wonderful individually. You know that a retired officer is still an ordained minister with all rights of officership. The beauty in retirement is that the officer can choose when and where they want to serve.
Retired officers are great soldiers in the corps and are terrific prayer warriors. Their availability in officer shortages is invaluable to the mission and often critical to our continuance in a community.
I thank God for our brothers and sisters in the retired officer ranks. They are a blessing.
“God, your God, is going to raise up a prophet for you. God will raise him up from among your kinsmen, a prophet like me. Listen obediently to him. This is what you asked God, your God, for at Horeb on the day you were all gathered at the mountain and said, “We can’t hear any more from God, our God; we can’t stand seeing any more fire. We’ll die!” Deuteronomy 18:15 MSG