I just got back from going to the store which was not unique in and of itself, but what I saw hanging at the end of a huge truck/ladder, in the parking lot, made me catch my breath and well up in my heart. I stood in awe over the spectacle. As I got into my car and drove away from its majesty all I could recall was how the American flag appeared. It was the brightest, boldest, and most beautiful American Flag. It hurled in the breeze as if to say This is what freedom looks like.
This ministry wants to give a ‘big shout out’ to the men and women who have served all of us so faithfully in every branch of the armed services. For those who have served not only on the front lines, but in the hospitals, ships, airplanes and along our coast. For those who have taken dictation, typing until your fingers felt as if they were going to fall off, and for all of those who have answered phones calls for anyone who serves this free nation. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Many have stood in danger so that we can go to sleep at night more peacefully. I do not suppose that many of us will ever know the horrors some have faced. Thank you. You worked hard so that we would not have to.
And then lastly, I thought Isn’t that what Jesus did for us so that we would not have to work hard? He died to give us freedom. And, the choice of whether to walk in this freedom is up to us.
God bless you this Memorial Day as you celebrate and remember those who have died and given their whole lives for us,