Remembering and Honoring Those Who Gave Their All…
Question: What is your estimate of the total number of Americans who have died in our nation’s wars?
According to government sources, that total exceeds 1.1 million people. Think of that!
Only about ten US cities have a population of a million or more – that means the number of those who’ve laid down their lives for our nation exceeds all but the very largest of our cities. That’s staggering to consider…and it underscores the enormous debt that we owe not just to these individuals but to their families and loved ones.
Christ, before He went to the cross to die for our sins, said,
“This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you. No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.” -John 15:12-13 (The Amplified Bible)
Truly, as Americans we would not have the freedoms, opportunities, and blessings we enjoy today without the sacrifices made by our troops, and so we rightly honor them this month.
Also, though, it’s important to realize that without THE sacrifice of One –the Lord Jesus Christ – we would not have available to us forgiveness for our sins, release from their bondage and Life that’s new, abundant and eternal. All those riches come to us through faith in Him, who died AND rose from the grave on our behalf.
“But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.” -Romans 5:8
“For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.” –John 3:16
This is the life-changing Good News our chaplains share with employees and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
This month, say thank you to someone whose loved one sacrificed their life for our nation.
And join with us in sending chaplains into workplaces across our nation to care for employees and share about the One who gave His all for each of us, that we might live forever!
Caring in the Workplace,