Known But To God

unknown soldier, No unknown soldiers to God, martyrs
In 1916, a British Army Chaplain, saw a grave with a rough marker saying “An Unknown British Soldier.” He proposed a national monument which the British government erected, and scores of other countries (including the U.S.) followed suit. 

Many heroic acts are never recognized.

Similarly, many martyred for Christ are never honored because their deaths are secret, illegal, or politically censored.

In a much smaller sense, we all experience lack of recognition at times when we do something good.

Many generous acts and daily sacrifices are ignored or taken for granted. And sometimes people are actually slandered and maligned for doing what's right.

What a comfort and joy it is to know that God will one day "bring to light what is hidden in darkness" so that "each will receive his praise from God" (1 Corinthians 4:5, NIV).  There are no unknown soldiers to God.

Source: Tombs of Unknown Soldiers
America's Tomb to the Unknown Soldier has this inscription: "Here rests in honored glory an American Soldier known but to God." 

This week's marriage post is called "Marriage Surprises"


  1. Hi Gail,

    Thank you for stopping by today and for the kind comment. Your blog is lovely, so much to take in and think about. Your post on acts of kindness and recognition for them is indeed, so true.

    Have a great week.


  2. Hi Gail, when I did something for someone and they asked what they could do in return, I told them, supper, make supper! But then i realized that I then had received my reward and since then when I do something, I do it as unto the Lord, because my reward is in heaven so I don't feel disappointed (most times, lol) when I don't get any recognition. I want God's reward, not supper, much as I hate, ummm, dislike, cooking :)
    God bless, great post

  3. This is a great post for weary moms who do so much for their children and husband that goes unnoticed. Your posts are always a wonderful encouragement to anyone that stops by your blog!! Have a wonderful day!!

  4. This is a great reminder, Gail. I needed to read these words and soak them into my soul, since I've recently experienced a taste of persecution. Nothing that even comes close to what you've mentioned here, but it hurts nonetheless. And it's easy to feel burdened when you don't feel like others get how hurtful they've been, but God sees and that's all that should and does matter. :)

  5. Yes, this: "Many generous acts and daily sacrifices are ignored or taken for granted." Unfortunately too true. Thank you for the reminder...and for linking to the GRAND Social!


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