Your Sacrifice–His Sacrifice


November 11, 1918—the day that marked the end of the Great War, the war to end all wars. We will recognize that important even this Sunday as it marks the one-hundredth anniversary. As I said goodbye to my husband today with thoughts of what I would be doing that morning–leading the junior and senior high choruses in a program to honor veterans–I said, “I can’t even begin to imagine what it would be like to say goodbye to a husband or son who was heading off to war—to face someone who was trying to kill him!

How do I say, “Thank you” to someone who has lost a loved one fighting for my freedom?

How do I say, “Thank you” to someone who has fought for my freedom?

Can we, all the millions of people who have never served, ever understand their battle? I say no, but we can be thankful and show our appreciation.

My grandfather fought in the First World War and my father in Korea and a brother-in-law who fought in Vietnam, but I have never been directly touched by war. There’s only one word to sum it all up: sacrifice.

Why would a young man or woman leave this wonderful country, put himself through crazy physical tests of endurance, suffer deprivation, mental anguish, separation from loved ones, and possible death? I’m sure some might do it for reasons I can’t even understand, but whatever their reason, sacrifice is the call.

So, thank you to anyone, here or abroad, now or in the past, with honorable or privately undisclosed reasons, who served and sacrificed for the freedom we all enjoy! This American thanks you! Only One other has sacrificed more for a better freedom.

But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; Hebrews 10:12

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I've been blogging for several years now, and continue to be thankful for the opportunity to share my heart, as well as hone my writing skills. When I was urged to write about my passion, three things came to mind: my God, my family, and music. I am a born-again believer of Jesus Christ. My doctrine is Baptist, my stand is fundamental. I love the Word of God and want to share how it has changed my life. It is my primary passion; however, my family is the close second! God has blessed me with a wonderful godly husband who has led me and discipled me in my walk with Christ. God also gave us three wonderful children who, along with their spouses, all love the Lord and are passionate soldiers in God's army as well. Add seven grandchildren, and my heart is overflowing with praise to my God! Music comes in third and is a great burden on my heart. We all need to find what is acceptable and pleasing to God in this area. Like every area of the Christian life, we cannot just choose music because we like it.

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