Glory, Glory, Here’s the Story
What better time than Memorial Day to talk about Jesus. The sacrifice of our men and women in uniform speaks best to the love one man has for his country. Jesus’ sacrifice speaks of the love God has for mankind.
When I ponder the sacrifice of our soldiers and sailors, I am overwhelmed at the horrors many endured in their quest to “redeem” us from enemies, foreign and domestic. It makes me grateful for the freedom their actions have afforded me and my family.
My dad served in WWII and although he survived and lived a full life, his enthusiasm to serve his country was admirable. The son of immigrants, one of six children, his patriotism and love for America was very genuine. I’ll never forget how proud he was to represent our state on the Honor Flight that brought veterans to Washington D.C. He even wore a flag in his cap.
He and his 4 brothers all represented the US in all the branches of the military (except the Coast Guard.) I want this Memorial Day to be a “shout out” to all 4 (one still with us,) for their contribution to this country and their sacrifice in service!
Let me go a step further and “shout out” my appreciation and praise to all of our fallen military and their families. Those that are retired or currently serving have my full appreciation and thanks as well (we can revisit this on Veteran’s Day!)
My son retired from the Navy 3 years ago, he’s another one of my “heroes” of service, we are thankful that he’s just a coffee cup away now.
But getting back to my sacrifice theme, these men have carried out the true love of their “brothers” and we should remember them and honor them with waving flags and parades. Thank you for your service dear Daddy and Uncles, and men and women that I hope to meet in Heaven. And because the sacrifice of Jesus, we can go there.
When I think of sacrifice, I think of Salvation. God did not spare his only Son to redeem us from Death and Hell. As we honor our fallen, let’s not forget how important it is to share this message with all we meet.
I wrote a Gospel tract, “Why Do You Want To Go To Hell,” that can help you share the Plan of Salvation. I will attach it to this post for you to read. Please leave a comment. If you would like one (or up to 5) my husband’s ministry, Joe McDonald Ministry, has agreed to send them to you free of charge, just email me on my contact page with your address.