Sunday, May 24, 2015

May 24 (Luke 22:19)

And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  (ESV)

This Memorial Day weekend I am seeing my cousin Jim for the first time in twenty years.  He is recently retired from the United States Air Force and was a recruiting poster cadet at the Air Force Academy.  It seems appropriate that we get together again when our country remembers the heroes of our armed services.

We are grateful to all those who put their lives on the line for ours, including those in our police, fire, and other emergency departments.  Only the death of Jesus, however, saved us from the eternal death caused by our sins. Only Jesus rose again from the dead to prepare a place for us with His Father in heaven.  Only Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to live within us and guide us toward Him.

As we remember friends, loved ones, and all the heroes we do not know personally who sacrificed for us, remember that all of us have the opportunity for true life and eternal life thanks to the ultimate sacrifice of God’s Son on the cross.

Father, we ask Your blessing and protection on all those who work to protect us.  Thank You for them and most of all for the unbelievable gift of life through Jesus.  May our gratitude for His sacrifice grow every day.  Amen.

Copyright © 2015 by Steven R. Perkins

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