Memorial Day is fast approaching. Here in the United States it is still an important day as we remember the sacrifices of those who both recently and in days gone by have made in defense of our nation and its principles. It is a time for many to reflect on loved ones who have sacrificed all for us as we read articles and watch movies often based on one of our recent wars. I get it… nothing wrong with that. I watch certain movies every year around this time and think about the ways in which the greatest generation defended our freedom from oppression at the hands of the evil Axis powers. I honor our military and thank them for their service to our country and what it is supposed to stand for. I say “supposed to” because I think many have lost their way and forgotten the basic principles upon which or nation was founded. but that is a matter for another blog post. There are many in this country who still remember and embrace the same ideals our founding fathers did. For that I am grateful to God.
I would be remiss if I did not discuss the one who made the greatest sacrifice of all — not for just the people of one country, but for all who would come to Him. His name is Jesus. His love is available right here and now to all who desire it.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. -John 3;16-17 (ESV).
“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” -Abraham Lincoln
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Happy Memorial Day.