Tomorrow we remember those who lost their lives from World War 1 and 2. Remembrance Day urges us to pause and to consider the price that was paid for our freedom.
John 15:13 says, “greater love has none than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
Sacrificing a life is the ultimate price that can be paid. The reason is simple: each person bears God’s image.
And that’s what happened for so many soldiers. They went and they fought, knowing that better days lied ahead.
A world marked by war could once again be marked by freedom. Casualties from combat may be what showed up on the TV screen and in the newspapers, but actions of love were what rang loud and clear throughout the world.
Of course, even these gestures fade in comparison to the battle that Jesus of Nazareth fought. He didn't just go to war for a country or an alliance; he went to war for the world. He went to war for your soul.
The great chasm that stood between us and God was removed and this was only made possible through his love.