Thank You, Veterans

II Timothy 2:3-4

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.  No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

When I think of Veterans I am immediately overwhelmed with gratitude for the freedom that their sacrifice has allowed me to have.  I cannot think about our men and women in uniform very long without thinking also about my responsibility as a Christian.  When I think about my responsibility as a Christian, I also think about my Savior and what He did for me when He provided me with salvation.  I am going to give you six words that come to my mind when I think of our Veterans.  These words also apply to the great men and women of faith that God has placed in our lives as spiritual mentors.  They also apply to our great Savior and should cause us to be filled with praise to Him for His wonderful love.

  1. Select
  2. Sacrifice
  3. Service
  4. Selflessness
  5. Scars
  6. Sheltered

The message that goes with these points was preached yesterday morning during our Veteran’s service at Bell Creek Baptist Church.  If you have not had a chance to watch it yet, I ask that you do.  We live in a free country because of our Veterans.  We live our lives free from the penalty and power of sin because of our Savior.  One day we will live in a land completely free from the presence of sin because of our Savior.  Each of us have the opportunity to live our lives in service to our King because of the example of godly men and women who have walked before us.  May we all be examples to others of the power of the grace of God.

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