Have you ever wondered why American Soldiers wear the flag patch backwards on the right side of their arm?
Their basic answer is: they are brave!
This flag is symbolic of the men who used to march into battle with an actual flag. So steady and strong that the flag would blow behind them. On the arms of our soldiers, the flag faces as if being carried into battle, blowing behind them.
And so as I was looking and thinking about this, I thought about the first verse to the Casting Crowns song "What if His People Prayed":
What if the armies of the Lord
Picked up and dusted off their swords
Vowed to set the captive free
And not let satan have one more
What if the Church, for heaven's sake
Finally stepped up to the plate
Took a stand upon God's promise
And stormed hell's rusty gates
Shouldn't this be our attitude and action? Well, which direction does your flag face? May we all carry our banner for the Lord high, proud, and brave - into battle!
And I say also unto thee, ...I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.