II Timothy 2:3

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

No one can imagine what it is really like to be in military combat, unless you actually experience it for yourself. It is described as being the most horrific thing human beings do to each other. General Robert E. Lee said about war, “It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we would grow too fond of it.” Yet, there are men and women who have experienced these horrors to protect the country and freedoms we enjoy so much.

Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States where we honor those who have died and given their lives for their country. It is a courageous thing that a man or woman would give the best years of their lives to serve and defend their country. Honor those gallant men and women who have fought and died for our safety and well being.

Every Christian is a soldier. You fight day by day against the enemy, pressing toward the high calling of God. As we give honor today to those who have fought and died for their country, I think it is also only fair that we give respect to the soldiers of God as well. Those men who have given their lives for the sake of the Gospel and cause of Christ. The Apostle Paul told Timothy that he would have hardships to endure, so he should be the best soldier he could be.

Remember also that you are a soldier in the army of God. Keep fighting the good fight of faith, until the final call sounds.

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Dear God, I'm thinking of another great time coming, and that will be the resurrection, when the old-timers will come forth first, saints, the patriarchs. "For we which are alive and remain shall not prevent or hinder those which are asleep; for the trumpet of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise first." Then when we see that great… just those people going, marching up through the skies; and we'll be standing, waiting for our change, knowing that we'll fall in line, also. God, make us faithful soldiers.
Only those who have really associated and been in the war would know what that really meant, to see those tanks rolling by. And, God, we think that those who have been in the battle of life will know what it means, when we're waiting our turn to fall in position and place, in the resurrection, to go up.

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