The Price of Freedom

English: A folded American flag held by a Unit...

English: A folded American flag held by a United States Marine at the funeral of Douglas A. Zembiec. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Daily life can be so fraught with activity between work and the to-do lists that many of us continually strive to complete.But on this day, Memorial Day, let’s make it a priority to take time to stop, pause, and pray. Let’s give thanks to Christ who fought and paid for our ultimate freedom, and the many men and women who have fought, and continue to fight, to give our country freedom that becomes so easy to take for granted as we blindly and methodically walk through our days.

While I am able to have a barbecue feast with my family and loved ones this day, sit on the porch in the shade of the trees, a refreshing, cool Arnold Palmer on the table beside me, I watch the stars and stripes of the American flag that waves gently in the breeze in my back yard, and remember those who aren’t able to enjoy this day with their loved ones because they are fighting for, or have given their lives for, our country.  That we may continue to enjoy the magnificent freedoms we have.

Today, may we pay our soldiers homage and say a prayer for them, that God will return them safely to their families to enjoy the freedom they fight so hard for, as well as a prayer of thanksgiving for what they do for us each and every day they fight the good fight.

Grace to you.

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