A Christian View of Memorial Day

A Christian View of Memorial Day

Posted on May 26, 2017 by CHamilton

A Christian View of Memorial Day

Posted on May 25, 2008 by CHamilton

Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the lives of our soldiers, both past and present; and remember them for their courage, their dedication, and their ability to fight for the freedom of the United States of America. To me, freedom means everything; freedom to be a democratic nation, freedom to make our own individual choices, the freedom to worship God and the freedom to live without dictatorship.

I believe that this country was founded on Christianity and freedom, and for centuries, our soldiers have been fighting for both, keeping ours a free nation. Unfortunately, in the past century, it seems that Christianity has been taken out of the equation, and our soldiers are now fighting for freedom only. Even since the beginning of time, wars have been prevalent on this earth, both Godly wars and that of the Gentiles. There will always be war on this earth, at least up until the final war, which will be the war of Armageddon. After that, there will be peace on this earth under Jesus’ reign, and war will be no more.

Let us all take the time on this Memorial Day of 2017, to remember those soldiers who have fallen in order to stand up for Christianity, freedom and peace. Our soldiers are the true heroes in our nation who deserve our recognition for their bravery, and for their dedication to make this nation a FREE NATION.

Also, there is another soldier who I would like to recognize on this Memorial Day. His name is Jesus Christ. Although we set aside a special day each year, a day that we call Easter, and remember our Savior and how he died so that we might be free, I would also like to take some time to remember this special soldier who also died for our freedom and for our sins. Jesus Christ died so that we might live.

It says in John 3:16-17:

16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him”

Romans 8:1-4 (NLT) says:

1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. 3 The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.

Jesus was the ultimate soldier and he paid the highest price that any soldier could pay. He died for the sins of all mankind. So even though Memorial Day is set aside for the soldiers who have fallen to preserve our freedom as a nation, I feel it is only right to honor Jesus Christ as well, who has died so that we could be free and have eternal life. For all of our soldiers who have fallen and for those who are alive today, I say to you: May God Bless You for preserving our freedom both as a nation and for all eternity.

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