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This part of the site features monthly devotional thoughts by the Association's Chaplain, with the goal of encouraging Signal Corps OCS Graduates to be exceptional in their lives and to live life at a higher level. Our current Chaplain is of the Christian faith, so naturally, his devotionals are fashioned around his Christian beliefs. Your comments and suggestions are welcome and can be offered directly to the Chaplain by eMail at:

by LTC (R) Max Holt, Class 02-67

September 2013


Our world will never be the same.

LTC (R) Max Holt - TodayLTC (R) Max HoltWho will ever forget where they were and what they were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001, when terrorists onboard 4 high-jacked airliners slammed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field? Some of those people who had not considered God for years probably considered Him on that day. Some who were at peace with God probably shared God with others in their final moments.  Many who ran into the burning buildings as others ran out came face to face with the reality of eternity. Many who dug with their bare hands at Ground Zero probably prayed more than ever as they tried to rescue those buried. Many people prayed for those in the military units who were sent to take the War On Terror to the enemy’s front door.  My youngest son lived in Queens near Ground Zero on that day.            

September 11th brought home the reality that life is fragile and short, that evil is real and the human spirit is resilient. The acts of courage and sacrifice committed by people will be remembered throughout our lifetime. Ezra 10:4 says, “Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it." There were many people that day that took courage and helped save lives. Since then, many young soldiers have taken courage in the fight on terror. Seal Team Six took courage and took out Osama Bin Laden.            

In the Old Testament is the account where David, the young sheepherder, made a giant contribution in the defeat of the enemies of Israel. As revealed in Acts 17:6 the Apostle Paul met a big challenge and ‘turned the world upside down.’  And of course, Jesus Christ taught us how to respond to tough times when He said in John 16:33, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."            

September 11th changed the world. How did it change you? Do you appreciate freedom more now? Do you have a fresh appreciation for fire fighters, police officers and our brothers-in-arms? If you are a Christian do you have a new urgency to share Christ with those around you? All of us will have had to come to terms with this unspeakable tragedy. Those who know Christ as Savior have the assurance that Paul was right in Romans 8:38-39 when he said, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” ? 

 Common Sense Application

1.  To really appreciate the freedom afforded by America, reread the history of our country. If you haven’t been to Washington D.C., plan to visit our country’s roots soon.

2.  Take time to tell the fire fighters, police officers and military in your community that you appreciate their commitment and service.

3.  Recommit yourself to spiritual excellence. Attend church and Bible Study regularly. Tell your religious leaders how much you appreciate their service. ”

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This Devotional Song is what is known as a counterculture boomer song. It is sung by Bill Guy. Enjoy: The Things That I Know Now

Prior Month Devotionals
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