A Living Sacrifice
Post date: Apr 1, 2015 8:24:28 PM
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice,
holy acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.."
~ Romans 12:1
One of the most impressive events you could ever view the "Changing of the Guards" at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. The carefully orchestrated event is a moving tribute that is carried out twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. It takes place at a monument known as the "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier". This monument is there to honor the names and sacrifices "known only to God" of those that have died in combat. These guards have served in every kind of weather, even through hurricanes. They serve when the crowds are large, and serve in the darkness when no one is there. They unselfishly stand their post to honor their fallen comrades whose sacrifice cost them their lives. It would do you well to study what these guards are required to do while there, and even when they leave. It's a living sacrifice they sign up for, in order to be a guard at that tomb.
Like these guards, we who are saved are to be a living sacrifice of our "Known Savior", the Lord Jesus Christ. We are to be on call and ready to serve 24-7. We, however, don't guard a tomb, we are in the service of a living God who dwells within us. May we learn to march at His command. May we be willing to sacrifice whatever is necessary that His cause might be carried out. Of course, His cause is the salvation of lost sinners sinners who needs to be saved. Let us, therefore, count it a great honor to live for a Savior who DIED for us!
March 29, 2015
From the Pastor,
James H. Baker