SGT Bowe Bergdahl, Four Years Captive: How many more?

Today is not just a day, it’s not just another day, it’s another year.  What words can one use to describe something that’s so hard to understand?  It’s not as if those who support Bowe don’t get it, they do.  It’s more like, how does one absorb and communicate the concept of being held as a prisoner by enemy forces for 4 years- for 1,461 days?  And that’s just the concept we’re talking about. The experience part, well let’s just say that it’s pretty much impossible to absorb the incomprehensible. Can we even begin to imagine the daily uncertainty of not knowing if you’ll ever return home- feeling helpless, waiting for a miracle?  It’s a situation which is overwhelming to even think about.  And what about those who are waiting back at home?  How do they cope?  They do cope, yes they do.  They cope because they know that there is something, somebody, bigger than life’s circumstances.  This understanding is where the hope grows. It’s the hope, you know, the hope is why you’re able to cope.

All of us who have come together to work to bring Bowe home are doing something that changes us.  We started out wanting to do something for, to give something to, Bowe and his family.  And before we knew it, we realized that they were giving to us.  They allowed us to be part of what certainly must be the most challenging experience of their lives.  We get to see their steadfast faith; we are witness to the grace with which they live their lives.  We get to see what it looks like to live with hope in the face of seemingly overwhelming circumstances.

As we move from the end of the fourth year of Bowe’s captivity and into the beginning of the fifth, let’s all take a special moment to lift Bowe and his family up in prayer. And we do know that not everyone prays so if you don’t, please envision in your mind a happy and healthy Bowe back home in Hailey.  Let’s all hold onto the hope that Bowe will be reunited with his family before another year has passed.

So we’ll all pull together and continue the mission into­­­­­ year five. We’ll tell Bowe’s story and we’ll invite people to join us in our work.  We’ll hold our elected officials accountable in all matters concerning Bowe.  We’ll each do these things in our own unique way.  That’s the beauty of a grassroots effort; we each get to bring to the table those things that we’re the best at.  And then we draw these things together, united, so we can achieve something that none of us could ever do alone.  Most of all, we don’t give up; surely duty isn’t something that any of us would shirk.  We carry on because we know that the mission isn’t over until the last man comes home.
 Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands ~ Acts 12:7


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9 comments on “SGT Bowe Bergdahl, Four Years Captive: How many more?

  1. Rita says:

    Heavenly Father, we come before Your presence today and claim Bowes return home. You know where he is at; and what he is doing Lord. We believe that you are seeing him right now and we ask Lord for his safe return home. Lord we pray for his family especially his parents Lord. As parents Lord everyone wants their children to be happy and safe. We pray for his safety Lord. Heavenly Father this we ask in precious son Jesus name. AMEN.

  2. Diane M. Hartzell says:

    I wrote to Sen. Maria Cantwell to bring Bowe Bergdahl home (June 2013), she responded by email that she is aware and working towards this goal. I saw Bowe Bergdahl on a news clip on 6/30/13 on the 6 o’clock news. He wore prison garb and was eating dinner. I am only aware at all due to my neighbors in Anacortes, WA who have posted photos and his story in their front yard. I am praying that he will be home soon. I will continue to write to other representatives. Bowe Bergdahl is also mentioned in the book No Easy Day written by a Navy Seal that I read recently.

  3. We will continue to pray for his safe return. Washington has to do something in bringing him back to his family, plus all the others who are held captive. There has to be something Obama can do.
    Let’s continue to let as many people know by sharing this info. Prayers will always be sent to his family and friends, that Bowe comes home safe he has been gone to long. God Bless.

  4. cheri scott says:

    Today is my 60th Birthday and all I wanted was this soldier home safe and sound with his family. I have a son in the military and almost each and every person I know does also. This is such a tragedy. Come on congress stop wasting time and get him home NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Sandi Snead says:

    I have been advocating for Bowe’s release from the beginning. To this day, and now beyond, I will continue to write letters and make the phone calls. There are no adequate words to express our sadness to Bowe’s family that after four very long years, he remains a prisoner. To the Bergdahl family, please know that we have not forgotten you, or you precious son. My prayers are with all of you, and I, as well as thousands of other fellow Americans will continue to bring Bowe home. God bless.

    • cheri scott says:

      let the people know which congressmen need to be called and we the people will start bugging them I called my congressman Murphy..I am still waiting for my Birthday present which was on June 30th and all I wanted was Bowe home safe and sound….

  6. Steve Desrosier says:

    We are praying for you and your family for your safe return.

  7. Nancy DeGroat says:

    Praying for him and his family every day. I pray that he is healthy and staying strong,and that our government brings him home soon.4 years is more than long enough !!! We love you Bowe Bergdahl..and will not give up on you !! ❤

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