Sunday, May 29, 2011 Posted by Angie

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Remember Their Sacrifice

Today, on this Memorial Day, thousands will gather together in memory of our fallen heroes to honor the great sacrifice they've made for freedom's cause.  True, some may see it as just a long weekend, and a good excuse to grill out with friends. But for those who've lost friends or loved ones in battle, for those in the military who daily put themselves in harms way at the risk of their own lives, this day holds great value. Because of that, the yearly exercise of remembering Memorial Day is much more than a tradition, it's how they say "thank you".

There is someone else who made a huge sacrifice for our freedom. Someone who we need to honor and thank regularly, not as ritual, but from a truly grateful heart.  As Jesus and His disciples were sharing what is now referred to as "The Last Supper", the Bible says in Luke 22:19-20, that Jesus took the bread and broke it, and said
"This is my body broken for you,  do this in remembrance of Me. In the same way, after the supper, He took the cup and said "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you."
Why did Jesus encourage us to regularly remember the cross? I believe it has to do with how the enemy tries to attack our minds with lies. For some, we need to remember that our sins are forgiven, despite how we feel. For others, we need to remember we were once sinners, and not sit in judgment.

Once a year we honor our fallen men and women in military for their great sacrifice. Every month, many of us gather at church to take communion to remember Jesus sacrifice on the cross. However, one thing we need to remember daily, is that no matter what we're facing, Jesus last words were "It is finished!" There is absolutely nothing that we're going through that hasn't been take care of, or provided for, on the cross.

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