Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday Reflection...

As Memorial Day celebrations approach, my thoughts and gratitude go to all U.S. veterans who have faithfully served, or are currently serving in the armed forces to preserve the freedoms I enjoy in our great country.  Many sacrificed their lives for the cause of freedom.

But there's a higher power who deserves my utmost love and gratitude - Jesus, the Son of God. He sacrificed His life to save the souls of all humanity, offering freedom from sin in this life AND, everlasting life throughout eternity. 

"But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners."  [Romans 5:8]

The hymn writer, Haldor Linnenas, said it best:
Once I was bound by sin's galling fetters;
Chained like a slave, I struggled in vain.
But I received a glorious freedom
When Jesus broke my fetters in twain.

Refrain:  Glorious freedom!  Wonderful freedom!
No more in chains of sin I repine!
Jesus, the glorious Emancipator!
Now and forever He shall be mine.

The grave could not hold our Lord, and He now sits at the right hand of God interceding for us. [Romans 8:34]   Because He lives, every day is a celebration!

May God bless your week!


  1. Thank you, Phyllis. Mat God bless your week, too.

  2. That cake looks sooooo good....

  3. I so appreciate the Memorial Day weekend thoughts -- and the sacrifice of men like your father! (I also love that you children and your mother are listed on his tombstone. That is so lovely!)


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