We are remembering Veterans today; as well we should.
Many lives have been given; much blood has been spilled and, we are deeply saddened.
And while we look to mortal men and women who have given blood for temporary freedom, let us look to the ONE who gave His Blood that we may have Eternal Freedom.
And YESHUA said:
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd; I know my own, and my own know me — 15 just as the Father knows me, and I know the Father — and I lay down my life on behalf of the sheep.
17 “This is why the Father loves me: because I lay down my life — in order to take it up again! 18 No one takes it away from me; on the contrary, I lay it down of my own free will. I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it up again. This is what my Father commanded me to do.” John 10 [source]
17 And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written,
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are oppressed,
19To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.” [source]
Thank You, ADONAI YESHUA, for eternal freedom, for eternal liberty; ONLY You could set us the captives eternally free and You did. Just words are not enough to say thank You. And thank You for men and women who loved freedom so much that they would lay aside their own lives. Help us celebrate today with gratitude, peace, praise, honor, and dignity for them and most highly for You, LORD JESUS.