Lee Greenwood's song God Bless the USA contains a line that I want to ask us to think about this morning:
"And I'm proud to be an American Where at least I know I'm free And I won't forget the men who died Who gave that right to me"
He said "I won't forget the men who died who gave..." Those men and woman who have given their lives to serve our country for us are to be held up as heroes. Some lost their lives, others have continued injuries but all carry in them the truth that freedom is worthy of sacrifice. This is veteran's day.
We live in a nation that is full of freedoms that we enjoy. Thank a veteran. Pray for our nation and continue to do your part to keep that freedom.
That reminds us of the price that Jesus paid for our freedom. Thank God as well for what He has given to give us Spiritual freedom.
Hebrews 9:28 (nlt) --- so also Christ died once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.
1 Peter 3:18 (nlt) --- Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit.
We have so much to be thankful for. For those who died for our freedom and made huge sacrifice to let us be free.