II Corinthians 5:15 “And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”
During World War II, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt wrote what is known as her wartime prayer:
Lest I continue
My complacent way
Help me to remember that somewhere
Somehow out there
A man died for me today.
As long as there be war
I then must
Ask and answer:
Am I worth dying for?
Please remember the 1 percenters as you pray. Only 1 percent of the US population serves in the United States military, and it is our responsibility to pray for them and to live up to the citizenship rights and responsibilities that they have secured for us. In 2016 alone, 1400 members (past and present) of the United States Air Force were interred at Arlington National Cemetery, each via a moving service personalized to them and their families. As we live our lives as citizens of this great country, may we consider whether we are worth dying for. May we brush aside complacency and apathy and live up to the standards they set for us.
Of course and most importantly, our Saviour died for us as well. May we not live henceforth unto ourselves, but unto Him. As we live our lives as Christians with an amazing God, may we consider whether we are worth dying for. May we brush aside complacency and apathy and live up to the standards He sets for us.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR AMERICAN MILITARY, AND LIVE UP TO STANDARDS DEMANDED BY THEIR SACRIFICE. May we also strive to live up to Christ’s standards. May we be worth dying for.