As I sit here in the hospital room awaiting the news from the doctor and watching my brother-in-law breathe by way of a ventilator and eat by way of a tube through his nose, I can’t help but be reminded of how fleeting life really is. A breath…a vapor.
After my intense study of Ecclesiastes, that truth tends to linger in my mind and haunt my heart. We only get one chance to do this thing called life. One chance to make an eternal difference. One opportunity to reach a world for Christ and make this life all about Him instead of all about ourselves. To care more about others more than we care about ourselves.
And as we celebrate Memorial Day, we remember those who valued our lives more than the did their own. Those who valued our freedom more than they valued their lives, those who believed we live in the best country in the world and were willing to sacrifice everything for its future.
I have no grand words of gratitude that could match the greatness of their gift. It is beyond words. But I can’t let this day slip by without expressing how thankful I am for the price they paid. I am sincerely grateful for all they have done…for all they have given. So, thank you to all who have served, all who have given their lives so that we may be free. Thank you…Thank you…Thank you!
And I can’t close today’s post with out remembering the One who gave the ultimate sacrifice-the One who knew no sin but became sin for us-the One who chose the cross of death and the crown of thorns to give us eternal life. And yet, there are no words to express how grateful I am for the life He freely gave to save this wretched soul! So, as I close, I also want to say “Thank You…Thank You…Thank You” to the the Lord and Savior of my life…to the Great I Am…to the Son of God and Son of Man…THANK YOU!
What are you thankful for this Memorial Day?
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