~ Take Time To Thank a Veteran Today ~
Passage ~ Jesus said, “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you” (John 15:11-14).
Comment ~ Give thanks all people everywhere for the greatest sacrifice ever: Jesus Christ, the very Son of God, died for our sins. Those who know Him as Lord and Savior are always thankful.
On this Memorial Day in the United States we also thank all military men and women who have served in our armed forces—many never returning from battle. They paid the ultimate price by dying for our nation’s freedom. The following poem is from an unknown source.
It is the VETERAN, not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
who has given us the right to vote.
It is the VETERAN, not the protester,
who stands and salutes the Flag.
It is the VETERAN who serves under the Flag,
who allows your freedom to continue.
A personal “THANK YOU” to all who have served and to their families. May God’s richest blessings be a significant part of your lives.
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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