Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. -Matthew 10:39 (NIV)

Here in the United States, Memorial Day commemorates our servicemen and servicewomen who made the highest sacrifice soldiers can make for their country: giving their lives in defense of this country’s ideals.

As spiritual warriors, we are called to do all it takes in the Lord’s name, and to uphold His ideals. On a daily basis, in every moment, our lives represent Him in the mission field. We will endure and suffer in God’s name, but if your life were truly threatened, like with a rifle or gun to your head to renounce Christ, would you honor the Lord in how you answered?

Our Lord made the ultimate sacrifice through His Son for our salvation. Believers worldwide form a spiritual nation set apart from the rest of the world, representing the greatest kingdom of all. As we remember the dedication of the ones who have served before us, let us likewise dedicate our lives in sacrifice to service to the Lord.