Posted by: glorifyhim1 | May 25, 2014

When You Remember

When You Remember

 

We all know that freedom isn’t free. Freedom requires sacrifice. Jesus Christ offered the greatest sacrifice of all when He surrendered Himself to die on the cross and save us from our sins. He did for us what we could not do for ourselves. Through His sacrifice, He freed us from the tyranny of bondage and sin and gave His life to give us life – a gift that we could never repay. So what do we do in response to such sacrifice? We live! As Jesus stated in John 10:10b: “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

 

Similarly, there is no way that we can repay the sacrifices made by men and women who died to help make and keep this nation free. We can honor their memory and sacrifice, however, by fully embracing the precious gifts of freedom that we know because of what they did for us. On this Memorial Day, may we all take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by so many – the men and women who served, the loved ones who waited for them, and the empty places that were never filled. May we remember them, honor them, and thank them by truly living.

 

 When You Remember

 

 

When you remember

All those who sacrificed,

The ones left changed and stained by strife,

The ones who gave their very lives,

When you remember

And reflect upon that price,

In honor of their memory,

Live your life!.

When you remember,

Spend time with those you love,

Lend a hand to those in need,

Seek your God above,

Embrace the joy of living,

Pursue your hopes and dreams,

Cherish every moment

That the gift of freedom brings.

When you remember,

Enjoy each sight and sound,

The beauty of the sunrise,

The hush when it goes down,

Listen to the whippoorwill,

The sea gulls’ lonely cries,

The rolling, crashing ocean waves

That frolic ‘neath the skies.

When you remember

All those who sacrificed

For the precious gift of freedom

That money cannot buy,

When you remember

And reflect upon the price,

In honor of their memory,

Live your life.

 

 

As we remember, neither should we forget that our lives are not our own. We have been bought at a price, the precious life of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body[a] and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).Through Jesus’ sacrifice, we are made free to truly live – to live a life that really matters – may we all remember.

 

“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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