Monday, May 27, 2013



Every year we remember the many men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of their country. It is estimated that nearly 10,000,000 U.S. soldiers have lost their lives fighting in the various wars that our young nation has fought. They were our fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers -- all united under the driving force of love for their country and their God. Their strength in times of adversity is to be admired and commended, for they took everything they had and laid it all down for freedom.

   As the Lord says in John 15:13, "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for his friends." These precious people have shown awe-inspiring love to us and should be remembered as the heroes they are. But on Memorial Day, we oftentimes forget the greatest sacrifice that has ever been made -- a sacrifice made not just for the United States, but for all mankind. God sent His own Son onto the battlefield, knowing that He would die an unimaginable death, but His Greatest Love overcame that. With nails in His hands and love in His heart, Jesus willingly left this world, dying for the hands that tortured and killed Him. His sacrifice was even more noble in the fact that the people He saved rejected Him and ordered His death.

 The greatest part of Jesus' sacrifice is that He rose again. His resurrection secures eternal life for those who follow Him. Just like we will never forget the soldiers that fought and died for us, we must always stay true to the One who has saved us. Today and every day, we should think of each and every one of our heroes; whether we know them personally or not, they'll remain in our hearts. So remember the fallen and be thankful for our Savior. Because what may be only a Memorial Day now will be a face-to-face celebration when we get to heaven.

Happy Memorial Day!!!

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