- God used me
- A Leader’s Life Purpose
- Freedom Isn’t Free
- For what is seen is temporary
- No Greater Love – Freedom Isn’t Free
- I want to talk about our Heavenly Father, the Best Dad!
- It’s a War Out there
- Time to Go Back to Church!
- God, the Shepherd
- Are You Part of the Chosen?
- Is this world all there is?
- It’s not enough just to be good
- I used to wander off
- Refiner’s Fire
- Agape Love
- How Satan Speaks
- What’s Heaven Like?
- Wanting God’s Best for our Land
- God’s Making Sure I Get the Message
- O Holy Night
- The Message the Jews Missed at Christmas
Memorial Day, 2011, Reposted 4th of July, 2011
I posted this 4th of July email back in 2010 about the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the price they paid for our Freedom. It’s main message is “Freedom Isn’t Free”.
In 2009, I wrote this version of “Freedom Isn’t Free”.
Memorial Day Weekend I watched the movie, “Flag Of My Father” on TBN. It’s the story of an Army nurse who after having served in Iraq, deals with the relationships with her older half brothers who don’t understand the special relationship she has with their Viet Nam Veteran father until they discover that she really was a war hero.
Having been captured in Iraq, she was able to escape but went back to rescue a fellow wounded soldier. Her main reason was because she was a Christian and learned that he wasn’t. She wanted to not just save his life, but help save his soul.
She told him, “I’m not afraid of dying, but it’s the way I die that concerns me” (paraphrased).
A Christian is not afraid of dying because they know that they will be with Jesus in paradise with no more pain, no more tears, no more sorrow.
|Inscription on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier,
Arlington National Cemetery
I watched the moving “Memorial Day Concert” on PBS where actors portrayed actual stories of bravery. One Viet Nam Veteran told of how his friend “took point” and was shot and killed as he entered a building. The survivor asked “Why didn’t I take point?” “Why did I survive and not him?”
In Joplin, MO, during the devastating tornado, a husband died protecting his wife. That was difficult for his mother to comprehend.
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.~ John 15:12-14
A command. An order. Like in the military. You’re supposed to do it no questions asked.
Jesus gave His life to save us. Just like the husband who threw himself on his wife during a tornado without a second thought. Just like the soldier who “takes point” without thinking that it may be the last thing that he does. He just knows that he has to do it. And like the soldier who throws himself on a grenade to protect the rest of his buddies, his friends.
Jesus did that for you. Jesus is your friend. Remember the brave men and women who died in service to our country to help keep us free. Remember that Jesus did the same for you so you could be free from sin.
Just like God knows the name of the Unknown Solidier, He knows you, too.
Jesus is my friend. He can be your friend too. Get to know Jesus.
Happy Memorial Day, 4th of July & Veterans Day!
Soli Deo Gloria!