HONORING these brave souls who so freely gave of themselves that we may live life with choices, one can't help but think about another who paid a great price. Our armed services stand ready to secure earthly liberties. There is one who also gave to the point of death for our eternal freedom. His name is Jesus.
John 3:16-17 tells us
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
It was the cross Jesus went to so any thousands of years ago willingly. Not for a certain group, race or nationality but for all. Securing for all that would believe, an eternity so amazing beyond what we could ever imaged. Why? Some of those brave men and women who serve in our armed forces don't even know us. If we would talk to some we would probably find that we have different views on many subjects, we might even disagree on a few. I'm sure before their enlistment they came across some people they just didn't really care for. They didn't go saying I'm only serving for these people. They serve for all people to have freedom. Long before them there was one who gave for all knowing that some would accept Him and some would not. What God gave to us only and what America's foundation is built upon is the freedom of CHOICE. With choice comes responsibility, freedom is available it's your choice to accept or reject. Let us not forget as we honor our brave soldiers to take some time and honor Him. His name is Jesus