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Ultimate Sacrifice - Made For You

Today is Memorial Day, a day when we remember those who died in active military service.

It is easy to go through life never thinking about the amazing, ultimate sacrifice that fallen soldiers have made. These men and women died for us. They didn't get to go home. They didn't get to grow old with the love of their life. They didn't get to see their children grow up. They died. For us.

It is important that we remember these fallen soldiers. We should also appreciate soldiers who did not die in combat but who were still taking that risk. You don't get any braver than that! We would not have many of our freedoms and privileges if it was not for these courageous people.

In a similar way, Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for us. However, Jesus didn't just die so we could be free during our time on Earth. Jesus died so that we could have freedom from death itself. John 15:13 says that "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends." Jesus wants to be your friend. He also wants to be your Savior and Lord.

Because of our sins, we all deserve to spend eternity in hell, separated from God. Without Jesus, that is exactly where we would wind up. But Jesus died so that we could be with Him. How amazing is that?

On this Memorial Day, let the sacrifice of our military heroes be a reminder of the sacrifice Jesus made for us. Remember that Jesus's gift is not automatic. You have to accept it. If you have not accepted Jesus’s gift of salvation then don't waste another precious minute. Give your life to Him this instant and acknowledge Jesus as your Lord and Savior. It will be the best decision you ever made.


  • Think about the sacrifices and risk people in the military have made for you. Would you be willing to lay down your life for your friends?
  • What sacrifices have you made to help others? Is there a sacrifice God has asked you to make that you’ve been hesitating about?
  • Jesus died so we never have to. Have you accepted Him as your Savior and Lord? If you need some guidance in saying a prayer to invite Jesus into your life as Lord and Savior, read below. You can also find more information here.

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name. Amen.

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