In the USA, yesterday was Memorial Day. This day (going back to the Civil War) is a day when we remember/celebrate/honor fallen soldiers.
These men and women have given their lives in service of this country.
They died so we could be free.
It is fitting that we, as a country, recognize this sacrifice.
Freedom has cost the lives of millions of soldiers throughout the years.
To experience that freedom is somewhat humbling. Even more so because I have never been in the military.
I am certainly not saying that we are perfect and that our country has it all together.
But I am thankful that I am living here.
There is another place that is experiencing freedom as well.
This place has tremendous joy. All of its citizens are perfect.
In fact, there is no crying, pain, or hardships of any kind.
You may have already guessed it but I speak of heaven.
Heaven will be my future home. This home, earth, is just a stop on the road of eternity.
The bible references heaven numerous times. So much so that there is not time in this post to look at all of those passages.
But what I do have time for is to explain why I am going to heaven.
Jesus fought and died in the ultimate war. He is a fallen hero.
His death paved the way for freedom and ultimately, heaven.
That battle is over now. Jesus is not in the grave anymore. He is risen!
The bible explains how Jesus is now in heaven preparing for us a place.
We will be with Him for all of time.
And so when Memorial Day comes around and we honor those who have fallen, let’s not forget the One who died for our spiritual freedom as well.
For those who have put their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, everyday is memorial day.