“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly.”
I sat on the plane thinking about how we go about our days, as families like them give up so much to serve our country. This father will not see his boys for a year….I can’t imagine….this mom will do all the things on her own…sweet boys without their Dad…
I then began to think about all the things we take for granted living in this country of ours. All the ugly words said about our government, all the discontent in every day goings on…I don’t think I will ever forget the look on that man’s face as he left his family and willingly boarded a plane to serve. We are spoiled and thankless many a day, busy pointing fingers at what is wrong in our country and only recognizing men and women serving us when they board planes or on a National Holiday.
Our God has called each one of us to freedom in Christ…yet we get caught up in our own desires and sins…we are human…He knows this weakness in us…therefore he says not to use our freedom to indulge in flesh; rather serve one another humbly. Men and women leave families to humbly serve our country, a country which stands for freedom. My hope is when I pray for this family I will be committed to better serve my Lord and those around me.