“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
“Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you…
Jesus Christ and an American Soldier. One died for your freedom, the Other died for your soul.”
Remembering our freedom should be more than just a yearly holiday, and excuse to have a 3-day weekend. Were it not for the soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for our country we could not enjoy the freedoms that America has to offer to its residents and citizens. The men and women who defend our country and our flag do so out of duty but more so out of love. They must love the country they represent in order to be willing to lay down their life while protecting it. Let us not take for granted the freedom we possess that comes at the hands of American soldiers.
Our soldiers provide us the freedom to worship and serve the Ultimate Soldier. Jesus Christ is our ultimate Example of the cost of freedom. He laid down His life willingly so that He could have a relationship with us.
He made the sacrifice because He loved us.
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
While we remember our earthly freedoms, let us not forget the freedom that Christ provides for us every day, and for eternity. We are no longer in bondage of eternal death for His blood paid the debt we could not pay.
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free…”
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
II Samuel 21-22 | II Corinthians 1 | Psalm 120
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