I just watched Saving Pvt. Ryan – again!
I cried – again!
The sacrifice made by the WWII generation is something those of us who reap the benefit of freedom today will never be able to comprehend. I’m thankful to those who served then… I’m thankful for those who serve now!
There have been so many lives given so that our Nation may be free… so that many in other nations may live in freedom.
That last scene in the movie is so moving… it stirs the soul. “Tell me I’ve lived a good life.” Those men gave their lives to save this one Private.
When it is all said and done the bottom line is… How did you live? What have you done with what you have been given in this life.
We can work and work and work some more… we can gain all the stuff our houses can hold… but without love what’s it worth? Jesus said, “What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?”(Mark 8:36, NIV).
I was listening to U2 this weekend. “Walk On” always moves me. I was driving down the road while it was playing. I leaned over to my oldest daughter and said, “Look, this song does this to me every time.”
I love the first verse,
And love is not the easy thing
The only baggage that you can bring…
And love is not the easy thing…
The only baggage you can bring
Is all that you can’t leave behind (From, “Walk On”, U2)
At times, I find it so hard to love. To put aside all the “stuff” that goes on in and around my life. I find it hard to put down the troubles and let love rule in my heart. Jesus is the source of true love. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (John 13:15, NIV).
We all have something greater than ourselves to live for… to sacrifice our lives for.