|Another Memorial Day
has come and gone, and with that, summer has officially begun
with numerous barbecues, parties, trips to the lake, and other
fun activities. It strikes me as unfortunate that many Americans
choose to pay homage to those who have fought wars throughout
our history by popping the top of a Coors Light. I suppose
on some level that they are celebrating the freedom that those
men and women fought for, but somehow, I don't think that
really does justice to what has been given. There is probably
a more appropriate way to say thank you to our veterans.
In many ways, we give thanks to the ultimate soldier who
battled for our spiritual freedom in the same way. Jesus Christ
made the biggest sacrifice possible for all of us, so that
we may have everlasting life with him, and I don't believe
that any of us honor that in the way we should.
When I think of "World War", it has a slightly
different meaning to me. It is the war against the forces
of the world, and against Satan's power here. Thanks to the
sacrifice that Jesus has already made, we know that we remain
free in Him, throughout all eternity.
As I drove through a park on Memorial Day, I saw flags posted
along the road, with crosses bearing the names of fallen soldiers,
and where and how they served. I thought this was a very dignified,
and fitting tribute. As Christians, we should treat every
day as a Memorial Day, and give thanks for our Savior, and
the battle that he has already fought and won! Show the world
your flag and Cross, and tell them how Jesus Christ has fought
for all of us.