This weekend marks the remembrance of our fallen soldiers. We are thankful that we enjoy our freedom today because of the dedication of our hard working men and women who serve our country in the military. Today, we remember those that gave the ultimate price, their lives, so that we may be free today.
We know that freedom is not free. A price was paid for our freedom, not just as an American, but also as a Christian. When I think of a soldier, I think of sacrifice. The soldier sacrifices by leaving his or her home and family to possibly serve and fight in foreign lands. The soldier leaves all of the conveniences we enjoy and willingly puts his or her life in the way of danger so we can enjoy the peace of safety. Our culture, our way of life, and our heritage that we hope to pass on to our children happens because of a willing soldier.
I am also thankful that a price was paid for us so we can enjoy a relationship with our Heavenly Father. God sent His Son, Jesus, to live and die for us so that we can be saved and obtain peace.
Colossians 1:20 says, “And having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I say whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”
Jesus made peace for us through the blood He shed. Fallen soldiers in our military have also given their life so we can enjoy peace and liberty.
Celebrate Memorial Day this weekend by first thanking our Heavenly Father for Jesus and also remember others who gave their lives so that you are free today.
Remember that freedom isn’t free, but it has been paid for.