Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
When I think of Memorial Day, I think of one word sacrifice. One of the meanings of the word sacrifice is “the surrender or destruction of something prized or desirable for the sake of something considered as having a higher or pressing claim” Meaning soldiers gave up their lives for a higher purpose or greater good
Its important we honor and remember our fallen veterans because they gave up everything so we may have freedom here today. In America, everything you are doing right now is because of a veteran. I am writing this blog right now because of a veteran, we are able to get an education or worship in Church, because of veterans. Other countries don’t have these freedoms!
Jesus Christ sacrificed himself to give us spiritual freedom. We are all slaves to sin and held captive to death, however Jesus took the penalty of death upon himself to free us from the grave. He did this not for his own benefit, he did it for a higher purpose and greater good. Jesus did this because he truly loves us and considers us a friend.
The Biblical word for this love is “AGAPE”, this is not a love we typically know. This is a sacrificial love, because anyone can say they love you, but how many are willing do die for you because of love? Remember the sacrifice of our veterans, remember the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Because only though him can your soul be truly set free!
Heavenly Father, we pray for our veterans past and present today, may you give them peace and hope through your Holy Spirit, may everyone understand the freedom your Son did for us at the cross in Jesus Name Amen!