This Memorial Day, let’s all take extra time to stop and thank those who serve in the armed forces for allowing us to have the freedoms that we so dearly love.
It takes a brave man or woman to willingly give their lives for people they will never know or may never meet. These special people care about their country and the people who live there.
There was another man who willingly laid down His life for us as well, and that man of course was Jesus Christ. Jesus took all of the sin of the world onto Himself as if it was He who did the wrong. He then allowed Himself to be nailed to a cross and be crucified for crimes He would never commit.
I think it’s time that things changed a bit in America. I think that we no longer need special days to honor the people who serve us. After all, aren’t the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year ensuring that we can sleep safely at night? Also, didn’t Jesus Christ die so that we can also sleep safely knowing that if we honor Him and accept Him as Savior, then we can look forward to eternity in Heaven?
No, we no longer need any kind of special day. The next time you see someone who you know is serving this country for any of the armed forces, please thank them for their service. If your in a food establishment and see them, but their dinner for them. After all they have agreed to take bullets for you – isn’t a simple dinner the absolute least we can do?
And when it comes to the Lord Jesus Christ, we should all have a time set aside every single day to praise and worship Jesus for saving our lives as well. While we can’t really buy Jesus dinner, maybe what we can do is do what Jesus asked us to do – share His Word with the world and try to ensure that as many people as possible get the chance to hear or read God’s Word, accept Jesus, and come to Heaven with us.
I pray you have a very safe and fun Memorial Day with friends and family. Remember to keep the armed forces as well as the Mighty Warrior who conquers all in your thoughts and prayers this long weekend.
Pastor Brad Komgenick