Remembering Those Who Sacrificed

Today I attended a Veterans Day celebration at Lewis County High School in Vanceburg, Kentucky. It was the 20th year that the school has sponsored this event. It is always a great program, and this year was one of the best.

The early part of the program consisted of a slide show of local veterans. Pictures of men and women who had served, or are currently serving in the military, appeared on the screen as music played in the background. Included with each picture was the name of the veteran and the years that they served. It was quite moving to remember those who sacrificed for their country. I was thankful for their service. It was especially rewarding to remember some who I know personally—family, friends and church members.

Every Sunday, people gather to remember the sacrifice of Jesus by taking communion together. It is a time when we can give thanks for his sacrifice, a sacrifice that was necessary in order for us to be forgiven of our sins, adopted as God’s children and given the assurance of eternal life in heaven. Remembering the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior is a deeply meaningful time of worship and thanksgiving for those of us who know Jesus.

“…Do this in remembrance of me.”—Luke 22:19.

 

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