On this Memorial Day I am so grateful for those men and women who gave their lives on behalf of our country. Their sacrifice has allowed us to enjoy freedoms only dreamed of in many other parts of the world. I am so humbled by their commitment and bravery.
As much as I admire these American heroes I am even more grateful for the ultimate hero – the greatest of all sacrifices – Jesus Christ.
I think of his words:
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
“The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life —only to take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.” John 10:17-18
His death has brought spiritual freedom and life to countless millions. And to me!
Because he died for me, I will live for him.