After graduation in 1973 I had to make an appearance at the draft board in Blackshear, Georgia and sign up, knowing that I could possibly be drafted and sent to the Vietnam War.
I didn’t have to go but I do remember the young men that came back from that war. They didn’t come back as hero’s because many of the people in the United States didn’t agree with war so they treated those young men like criminals!
What a shame! Those young men put their lives on the line so that we could live in freedom, but many didn’t appreciate their sacrifice. What a tragedy! If you have served in the military and have fought on a battle field for our freedom, I thank you!
However, there is a worse tragedy than that! Christ’s heart was broken because of our lost condition. He bled and died for our eternal liberty. He said, “I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
He loved a lost world so much that He went to the very depths of hell itself to offer salvation. And the world rejects and laughs at the Holy one of God!
Have you rejected Him? Are you ashamed Him? Are you ungrateful for what He has done for you? Take the time NOW to give thanks to the one who has set you free from the burden of sin!