As we come to Memorial Day this year, it’s appropriate to take a moment to remember those who have given their lives for their country and to say a word of thanks to those putting their lives on the line every day. We think about those who did this in World Wars I and II, in Korea, in Vietnam, in the Gulf War and more recently, in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other parts of the world.
Jesus said, “Greater love has no man than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.” Certainly those who have given their lives to preserve our freedoms have set the example in service to our nation. But Jesus Christ has set the ultimate example in giving His life for all mankind.
On this Memorial Day, as we honor and remember the brave men and women serving our nation, remember the One who gave His life for our salvation.