#4676 – Day of Sacrifice

Good morning people who lay down your lives for the cause of Christ

In Australia and New Zealand, today is ANZAC Day. This is a day to remember the sacrifice of all those who served and died in wars to protect our freedom.

On this day, let’s remember the ultimate sacrifice of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He came from heaven to earth to lay down His life so that we could take up His life and live fully free. No other event in history compares.

Salvation is only found in Jesus Christ because He was the only sinless Man. Through the shedding of His blood we have the forgiveness of sins, and therefore, we are rightly reconciled to God the Father. But we must choose Him, and if we do, we must choose Him fully.

It doesn’t stop there.

If we choose to accept life through the sacrifice of Jesus, we must also choose to pass on this life through the sacrifice of our own lives. Selfish Christianity does not truly exist. Here’s what Jesus said:

Matthew 16:24 NIV Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”

What are you willing to sacrifice so that others may find eternal life through the example of your life?