Posted on May 28, 2012 - by Kim
I must admit I have lots of treasures in my life. Some are purely material – like my computer and iPad. Some transcend even the most expensive possessions – like the memory of holding my nephew and niece for the first time. Some are purely spiritual – like the certainty that I am a child of God. Although all these things are highly favored in their own way, there is one treasure without which all these other things would not be possible.
Sure, I might still have a computer and an iPad if I didn’t have the freedom bought and paid for by those sleeping beneath the white headstones at Arlington. But I would be censured in how I could use them.
And the presence of an oppressive government wouldn’t keep my brother and sister-in-law from procreating. But they might be forced to choose which child they allowed to live.
And because God is everywhere and His word abundant even in the most isolated of places, I could still possess a grace saved soul. But I would be forced to hide the wonderful feeling of redemption or risk life and limb to worship.
So while I treasure each blessing I have ever received (even the air conditioning that is currently not working in 90+ degree weather) and will continue to do so with praise to the Creator on my lips, I will be forever grateful for the precious gem known as freedom. And on this Memorial Day, I want to say a special thank you to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to guarantee we all continue to enjoy the comforts of life in these United States.
May God continue to bless America…and her Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.