Thankful For Our Veterans

Posted on November 16, 2016.

This past week our nation paused to honor our Veterans; men and women who have been willing to put their lives on the line to purchase and secure our freedom. I love my country and I pray that God will keep the United States of America free. I understand that freedom comes at a high price. As a citizen of this nation I am a debtor to every one of the brave men and women who have served this country and especially to each of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy and which many glibly take for granted. The Scriptures remind us that there is no greater love than this "that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:12). It is my firm belief that our Veterans should be honored and our war dead should be respectfully memorialized and their sacrifices deeply appreciated as they fought to defend our nation, its Constitution, Bill of Rights and values of "freedom and Justice for all." I wish to express my gratitude to each Veteran that is a member of our church and to each family member who has stood by a veteran as they have served. Time away from loved ones is difficult in any situation but especially so when that loved one is placed in harm’s way. Thank you for your sacrifice and thank you for our freedom.

The remembrance of our Veterans is a reminder of the great sacrifice paid by our Lord Jesus. He left the security of Heaven’s throne to enter the world of the enemy. Jesus sacrificed more than we can ever know to fight the forces of sin, Satan, death and hell. As we should show our Veterans our gratitude and respect, we should seek to live in such a way to demonstrate our appreciation for our Savior.

Thankful for our Veterans,
Bro. Jerry