I am so thankful for those who have given their lives for this country, both willingly and
forcefully. This country, and our heritage, is supported by the lives that sowed their deaths into
Jesus said something so profound. “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the
ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” Jesus was
speaking both of Himself and of our lives – we must live/die.
Jesus is the biggest soldier and hero around. Not a wimp by any means like a lot of pictures
paint Him, but He was a focused, dedicated and noble soldier willing to give His life for the
cause of His country and His people.
The life and death of Christ serves as an example to us as to how we should live our lives. We
should whole-heartedly believe in the life we live in God and the life we live outwardly that
people see. He gave us our Eternal Memorial Day when He died on the Cross, making every day
a memorial to Him.
When soldiers are in combat they do not say “now let me put on my soldier hat!” No, the solider
hat is something they always wear. It becomes a way of life. In Ephesians 6, Paul tells us that
we are to be like soldiers in His army prepared and ready for the battle that wages daily. We are
to “put on Christ” and as a result live a life of an honorable and worthy soldier.
God has blessed this country to see many a victory on the battlefield. I believe it was greatly due
to the men and women who decided to wear the badge of honor daily always ready for battle
whenever they were called into action. We thank God for His hand of mercy and grace on this
nation through every battle that has been and the ones that will be. In this may God give us a
picture of the greatest Soldier that ever lived and may we too live our lives from that place of
dedication and honor in the daily battles of life.
In honor of our Veterans, Happy Memorial Day!!!!!