A Life Worth Remembering
Greetings Summit Faith Family,
A week from today is a special day. Our nation will be remembering a remarkable man, Martin Luther King, Jr. His legacy of equality for all mankind, his commitment to civil rights, and his dedication in following the call God had placed on him resulted in a life of distinction. His life should be celebrated. In fact, it is good for us to remember all the heroes of our nation.
Martin is not the only person we take the time to commemorate throughout the year. Memorial Day allows us to set time aside to remember the men and women who paid the ultimate price in protecting and preserving our freedom. One day every year, we celebrate the achievements of the presidents of our nation and every fall we remember those veterans who valiantly served in the armed forces.
In addition to having special commemorative days set aside for celebrating the accomplishments of these remarkable people, we have taken steps to ensure their legacies are not forgotten. Curriculum is included in our educational system which ensures they will not only be remembered, but will be understood. We want our children to develop an appreciation for the sacrifices each of these has made to the quality of life we enjoy today. It is appropriate for us to remember these great Americans.
I hope that in the process of remembering outstanding Americans, we do not forget the greatest person who ever lived, Jesus Christ. While we set aside special holidays to commemorate the life and sacrifice of Christ, in some respects we fail to grant him the kind of national attention we offer countless others. While the currency of this country states in God we trust, we are hindered from teaching about the legacy of Jesus Christ in our school system, the place we have established to teach our children the fiber of our nation, the heart of the American system.
Should Jesus Christ receive the kind of attention and accolades the countless other heroes of American history enjoy? For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that through Him the world might be saved. (John 3:16-17) I cannot think of any other person, from this or any other country, that did more for mankind.
I hope that as we celebrate the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. next week; and as we celebrate the remarkable men who have served as the presidents of this great country; and as remember the men and women who have given their lives for our freedom; and as we continue to acknowledge the many outstanding accomplishments of our national heroes throughout the year; we will NEVER forget the greatest sacrifice ever made on our behalf by a man named Jesus Christ.