Today is Memorial Day. I wanted to take today to remember the ones who have given everything to die for our freedom. The people who serve our country and gave their lives.
But there is another one who gave His life for us. He is definitely not honored enough. I walk through the grocery store and people using his name as a slang term. I turn the television on and He is mocked. He is the one who, while we were still far away, gave his life so we could be free.
In America we have quite a bit of freedom. We have the constitution, the bill of rights, etc that guarantee our rights as citizens of this country. We have a lot of freedom to do and say as we please. But if we don't have Christ- we are still enslaved. We are slaves to sin- John 8:34 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin" but, “For freedom, Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1. So because of Christ we are free from the obligation to sin.
When people are far from God, they don't know that they are compelled to sin. Sin makes sense to them and they see it as right. But through Christ we are free from that bondage, we can see the truth clearly and get an "out" from sin.
So let us remember the great deeds of men, but let us also make sure we don't forget the Great ONE!!!
Have a safe and happy Memorial Day