Meaningful Death

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., my wife and I visited Arlington National Cemetery. As we moved through the grounds, we took notice of the distinctive grave markers. The symmetry of their color, shape, size and alignment is quite impressive.

What impressed us even more was the sheer number of men and women buried there after putting their lives on the line to protect our freedom. The hillsides and valleys were lined with the graves of those who had the courage and love for mankind to risk everything for the benefit of others.

Glancing at my wife, I saw that she was experiencing the same wave of emotion that I felt. It was truly a moving moment.

We followers of Jesus sometimes feel the same kind of emotion when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. To reflect on what Jesus did for us with his loving, sacrificial death is indeed a moving experience.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”—Romans 5:8.

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