My husband served in the US Army for twenty-two years. He’s been retired from the military for almost eight now, and even though we feel far removed from those days, they are etched into our hearts.
As we walked together the other morning trying to get a little exercise before our day got busy, we passed American flags lining a neighbor’s yard prepared to celebrate Memorial Day.
“I wonder how many of my friends have lost their lives. I can think of one, but I’m sure there are more,” Mike reflected.
It was a sobering thought.[bctt tweet=”Death is the ultimate sacrifice for one’s country. May we never take for granted the soldiers and families who have given the most.” username=”wordsbyandylee”]
I can only imagine such heartache.
The thoughts of sacrifice have formed the Bite of Bread this week as I moved my reflection from the sacrifice of our military to that of our Savior who died for more than the freedom of one country. He died for the world.
And from His sacrifice my reflection moved to the sacrifices that God asks of us. You may be surprised. There is joy in the sacrifice.
Pour your coffee, grab your journal and jot these verses down or take a screen shot. I pray chewing on these verses this week will draw you closer to the one who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our eternity.
I’ll see you on Periscope this week! I’ll be on every morning at 8:20 ET. If you don’t have a Smart phone or do not want to join Twitter and get the app (which allows you to watch the broadcast live on your phone) you can go to periscope.tv/wordsbyandylee and watch on your computer. I love sharing the Word of God with you and starting your day with truth and encouragement. You are so loved. Have an awesome week!
Finding Purpose in Sacrifice,