I'm thankful to be an American. On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who gave their lives for our country––the ultimate sacrifice. I'm also thankful for all who are serving our country now to ensure its safety. Because I am an American, I can serve God on the foreign field. I have that freedom and God's resources to sustain me to do His work outside the borders of my country.
We'll be heading to the States in a few weeks. When we go through customs, we'll be greeted in our native language, English. There's one thing that brings tears to my eyes when we finally cross that line into our country. The custom's official always says, "Welcome home!" Then we'll leave the airport, and on our travels we will see our flag flying––a reminder that we are home.
Imagine when we reach our heavenly home and we hear Jesus say, "Welcome Home." We'll live there for eternity with Him. "That we should live on eternally," Psalm 49:9 (NASV) What a day that will be when we make that eternal entrance! When we see Jesus, His scars will be a reminder of His sacrifice for us. He willingly gave Himself for us, so that we might have an eternal home with Him. He gave His life for all, not just those of our country, but for all the world.
May God Bless the United States of America and all our brave men and women serving our country. Thank you for your service! You are in our prayers always! And, for those who gave their lives in the service of their country––you are never forgotten! This weekend, and always, we remember your sacrifice!