This post is written to link with Five Minute Friday: write for five minutes on a one-word prompt. The prompt today is “extreme.”
“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13 NLT)
Today, in the UK, we paused, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to be silent and remember – to remember those lost in war, to honour their sacrifice, to mourn with those left behind, to remember the cost of war and to pray for peace.
It is important to remember the sacrifices of those men and women who paid with their lives for the freedoms we enjoy, but it is even more important to remember Jesus’ sacrifice and the love he showed by dying on the cross.
“God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” (Romans 5:8 NLT)
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.” (Psalm 136:1 NLT)
“May you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” (Ephesians 3:18-19 NLT)
The ultimate sacrifice
Let us never forget!