For many of us, today is like many Saturdays past. Some of us are just now waking up. Some are mowing the lawn, some are enjoying family and friends and for some, today is a normal work day. As we go on with our lives today, let us not forget, that for many, this is not an ordinary day.
Don’t forget all the: fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, uncles and aunts, cousins and grandparents; who sacrificed their lives so that we can all sleep in on another Saturday, do whatever we want with our weekend, enjoy time with our family and friends, and rest assured that it’s just another day.
Don’t forget why we are free.
Don’t forget the reminder we were given, this very day, 9 years ago, on our own country’s soil; that the cost of freedom is not free.
Many, right now, are willingly, lovingly and proudly giving up the their lives, their hopes and dreams, so that you and your family can live out theirs. Many willingly, lovingly and proudly gave up their family members, so that you wouldn’t have to give up yours.
Don’t forget why 9/11 happened, and the courage of love, peace and brotherhood that surfaced because of it. Don’t go back to the cowardliness of only thinking about yourselves and the few lives around you.
Don’t forget the soldiers fighting for your freedom and the freedom of others today.
Don’t forget their families and keep them in your prayers.
Don’t forget that while you’re living out of harms way today, some have purposely put themselves in it and are fighting; some are scared, and some are weeping.
Without Jesus Christ, you will never have true freedom.
Without Jesus, no one has the freedom to worship the LORD God Almighty because without Christ, we are all considered God’s enemies. But for those of you who truly understand and have confessed that you have violated God’s perfect law, and have trusted your lives to the only One [Jesus] who can save your souls; you have found perfect freedom.
The freedom to no longer be enslaved to your sin nature and the power of Satan, because Jesus crucified your sins in His body, on the Cross at Calvary, and defeated the devil and his power over you.
You now have the freedom from suffering the second death, which is eternal damnation in Hell.
Don’t forget to thank God for the greatest sacrifice known; Jesus Christ.
Being grateful that you’re a Christian, act like one. Next time you see a soldier somewhere, don’t just stare at them awkwardly and walk away. Take courage, approach them, get their name, shake their hand and tell them, “Thank you for serving our country. I really appreciate you and will be praying for you.”
If you don’t happen to run into a soldier today or any time soon, then you can go to: http://www.whitehouse.gov/salute and send a personal note to a soldier via Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.