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Yesterday was Memorial Day and while most of us celebrate with outdoor activities and enjoy eating our food picnic-style, Memorial Day is actually a day of remembrance for those who served in the military and lost their lives.
John 15:12-14 says, “This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do the things which I command you.”
I don’t know about you, but this commandment has always struck me as a difficult one.
Most of us aren’t running towards death, instead most of us are trying to avoid it at all cost.
Yet, there are those who feel called to a dangerous profession where the potential to lose their lives is incredibly high, whether it be the military or first responders such as the police or firemen and women.
I say “called” because I believe it is a calling. It’s not just a profession. The people I know that serve in these capacities take their jobs very seriously and feel a great need to protect others.
They are willing to give their lives for people they don’t even know and/or maybe don’t believe the way they believe or hold the political beliefs they hold, and well, that is a true hero.
They are following the commandment “to love one another, even as I have loved you.”
They are loving with the love Jesus has for all of us. Romans 5:8 says “But God commendeth his own love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
We weren’t friends of God, yet he sent his son, Jesus, to die for us so that we could become the friends of God. Amen and Hallejuah!
It is good to stop and say, “Thank you!” to Jesus for his sacrifice and to these brave men and women who sacrificed so much as well.
Colossians 3:15 says, “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to the which also ye were called in one body; and be ye thankful.”
So, THANK YOU to Jesus for salvation and to all the brave men and women who served and lost their lives defending our country.
May God Bless America!