Unspeakable Joy Devotional

11-November

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The Great Cost Of Freedom. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

Freedom is never free. It’s a precious gift. And often, it comes at a very great cost. Through the years of our nation’s history, countless brave men and woman have given their lives in order to protect our country and to allow us to live free today.

But often, we may forget, it’s easy to take for granted that we’ve always had. And most of us alive today have always enjoyed wonderful freedom in our lives, and in our nation.

Yet somewhere along the way, many others have paid and sacrificed dearly for the liberties we enjoy so freely today.

This is a day to be thankful. To remember. For all those who have protected our nation for the men and women in uniform, together, we say “Thank you.”

May He help us to always stand strong for what we know is true. May He help us to walk in love. May He help us to live brave. For all those who wear the uniform today and for those who have gone before, we pause to pray…and give thanks…and to remember.

While we should always be grateful to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for the political and social freedoms we experience today, our overwhelming thanks should be directed to God for the greatest sacrifice of all-our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Whatever blessings of political freedom we experience in this world cannot be compared to the freedom that Jesus gives.  The daily liberties we treasure on this earth are fleeting, but our spiritual freedom will last for eternity.

1 Peter 1:18-19 “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”

May God bless America!

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