Sacrifice

Pastor Ed Young - Lead Pastor of Fellowship Church
Ed Young

May 30, 2023

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Sacrifice

Read:

Hebrews 13:16 “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

Think:

Arlington National Cemetery, located in Arlington County, Virginia, is a hallowed ground that has become a symbol of American sacrifice and service. Covering 624 acres, it serves as the final resting place for over 400,000 active-duty service members, veterans, and their families. Alongside these military heroes, the cemetery is also home to the graves of a select number of presidents, astronauts, senators, and Supreme Court justices.

The cemetery was established during the dark days of the Civil War, and it now holds the remains of military personnel from every American conflict, from the Revolution to the present-day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is a somber reminder of the sacrifices made by those who have served our country.

However, sacrifice is not always about dramatic final acts of heroism. It can also be seen in the daily choices we make to lay down our privileges, benefits, and pleasures for the good of others. This is what Jesus calls us to do - to follow His example and prioritize the needs of others above our own. By giving our attention, care, love, time, and help to those around us, we can make a difference in the world.

Apply:

Don't give up doing good. Be Jesus to someone today by putting their needs ahead of yours.

Pray:

Dear Lord Jesus, I sometimes feel that my sacrifices are small compared to those who have given so much. However, I commit to following you with all my heart, and to willingly setting aside my own plans and pleasures when you call me to do so. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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