"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." (Galatians 5:1)
Memorial Day is the sign of good weather and a chance to get out of our houses, reconnect with neighbors and friends, and play some golf! More importantly, it's a day to remember all of the people that went before us, fighting for the freedom that we often take for granted. I am grateful to all of the veterans that play golf with us and for all of the people who have paid the ultimate price so that we can, among countless other things, freely discuss God on the golf course.
Let's not forget the greatest sacrifice ever made for our freedom - that of Jesus on the cross. Because of Him we have the ability to unashamedly approach God both on this earth and for eternity. He has freed us from not only certain eternal death but also from the sin that robs us of the real life that He intended.
So as we golf together this year, let's not forget the people that have fought for the life we can enjoy today. Is there someone that you remember on Memorial Day? If you would like, please take a moment to add a comment in honor of a fallen veteran.
Author: Mark Dwyer
Brett Lilly - Campus Pastor at Compass Church (95th campus), husband, father