Thank you for stopping by our blog. I pray that as you read you will be encouraged and/or learn more about our Lord and Savior, Jesus. We are going through a series on prayer and I thought it would only be appropriate today to pray for our soldiers.
In cemeteries across this nation, small American flags will be placed upon the graves of the men and women who served this country and gave the ultimate sacrifice. They did so in order to ensure the continued liberties and freedoms this nation provides. It is a time of remembrance, acknowledgement and thanksgiving for all who heard the call to serve and went willingly into the field of battle. We give thanks for their courageous actions and their
willingness to step forward even when faced with the gravest of odds.
[custom_blockquote style=”eg. green, yellow, purple, blue, red, black, grey”]”Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others.”
Sir Winston Churchill[/custom_blockquote]
Those of us who have witnessed firsthand the devastation and atrocity of war and experienced the ability of human beings to destroy, kill, abuse and demoralize one another could so easily argue that war should never happen again. Many argue that military conflict should be avoided at all cost, that there is no such thing as a “just war.” Yet when you hear the testimonies of those who now know the reality of liberty because another chose to stand up against the abuses of power and the disregard of freedom, we can better understand when women and men step forward to put themselves in harm’s way and fight for the many who are not able to do so. It is in the lives of those who now enjoy liberty that we hear the resounding testimony of those who died providing it.
[custom_blockquote style=”eg. green, yellow, purple, blue, red, black, grey”]”Through their deeds, the dead of battle have spoken more eloquently for themselves than any of the living ever could. But we can only honor them by rededicating ourselves to the cause for which they gave a last full measure of devotion.”
In light of the sacrifice that so many have made, we have the responsibility to do all we can that others need not be placed in a situation where this kind of sacrifice is necessary. We that remain experiencing the freedoms provided should not take for granted that which we enjoy. Nor should we allow tyranny and abuse to rear their heads among us.
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The scriptures speak of the sacrifice Christ made so that we might be set free from the penalty of sin. This provides great comfort in knowing that we have been forgiven of the sin which causes our separation from a Holy and just God. We have received this good news freely without cost to ourselves which in turn should cause a change in our hearts as to the way we live. It is in our living that we give testimony to what Christ has done for us. It is in our witness that people see the liberty and freedom that has been provided for all who believe in the man who died in the Battle of Calvary and three days later rose victoriously as the vanquisher of sin and death.