READ:  John 15:13 – Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. 

As we celebrate Memorial Day with friends and family.... we also remember all the men and women who gave up their lives for us.     The life of a serviceman is a life of honor and today I pray a blessing over each one and their families.     Our lives would be VERY DIFFERENT if it weren't for those brave men.    

There is another who laid down his life for us.  That is Jesus!     Jesus said in John 10:18 "No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father."   Jesus willingly gave His life for us. Just think - he loved YOU that much.     He loved you so much that He died for you!     It is sometimes hard for us to think of that kind of love.    I truly believe that while Jesus hung on the cross he saw each and everyone of us.   

All he asks is for us to give our lives back to Him.  It's not a scary thing either - He loves us so much that he always has the best for us.     Today, if you haven't given your life to Jesus and would like to  - please take the time today to contact me and I will pray with you.       

Today, I am very thankful for the men and women who served this great country even with their lives and I'm very thankful for MY SAVIOR who gave His life for me.   "No greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."    John 15:13