The 27th, is the last Monday of May of 2013. We often are in such a hurry to accomplish the tasks that are set before us, that we can tend to forget why we have this long weekend. It is Memorial Day…a day in remembrance.
It is a day to remember the Soldier, the Sailor, the Marine, the Airman, the Guardsman, the Corpsman, the Medics, the men & women, the brothers & sisters of our nation. The ones that fell while standing firm in the fight for the continuance of liberty.
None of us likes the idea of war, but only a few of us really understand the cost of peace & freedom. It is the “liberating strife” that is so costly and reminds us of the value of freedom. It reminds us of the precious gift we have been given as Americans.
It reminds us of this gift that was given by those who returned home and significantly by those who never will. This is the cost of freedom on our soil.
The cost for the freedom of our souls is infinitely more valuable. Men and women laid down their lives in protecting the freedom of this country. God Himself laid down His life to ransom & free the lost from their sins. (Romans 5:8).
God loves you and paid the price for liberty…lest we forget. But He rose again and lives today as proof of His saving power that is complete.
While it is troubling that men & women will not return home in securing our land with freedom …you & I can have secure & ultimate freedom by coming & finding our home in Christ Jesus alone.
By His Grace. Through His Gospel. For His Glory.