On Memorial Day we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, for our freedoms. We thank them and their families for their service, and we recognize the gift they've given us. They stood in the line of fire so that we didn't have to. They put themselves in danger so that we could stay home and stay safe. They gave up their lives so we could keep living ours.
The gift of Christ's sacrifice is similar. He went to the cross so that we didn't have to. He took our sin upon His shoulders, accepting the punishment that was rightfully ours, so that we could stand blameless before the Father. He vanquished death so that we might have eternal life.
Take a moment today to be thankful for the sacrifices of others and of Christ.
Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends