The last Monday of every May has been set apart by our country in order to remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in giving their lives for our freedom. Cemeteries have been buzzing with activity as people are stopping by to pay respects and place flags beside tombstones. No doubt there are many who are shedding tears as they continue to grieve the loss of those whom they love. Today we join them with mournful yet thankful hearts for what these dear patriots have done on our behalf.

I am also reminded today of a special friend who gave His life for my freedom. That wonderful person is Jesus Christ. In the Bible, John 15:13 says, ” Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” This Memorial Day I also thankfully remember the great sacrifice Jesus made for me when He died on the cross of Calvary so that I could be free from sin. That day I received Him as my personal Savior, He gave me the gift of eternal life,  which I must remember to always be thankful for.

I hope this Memorial Day that you, too, are grateful as you remember those men and women who have died for our freedom. Most of all, I hope you are also able to be thankful for the freedom found in Jesus Christ. Have you trusted Him as your Savior?