Dear Tabernacle Family,
Romans 12:10 Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.
Tomorrow we will be celebrating Veteran’s Day. It’s a day that we set aside on our calendar to honor all the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. When I read what the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12:10, I immediately think of the men and women who took an oath to serve the greater good and put preference to their fellow Americans, instead of their own self-interests. Traditionally, we put three headers over Romans 12. The first is A Living Sacrifice. The second is Humble Service in the Body of Christ. The third is Love in Action. The veterans with us today took a season of their life and modeled for us what it means to be a living sacrifice, in humble service, while serving a purpose of love. The men and women with us today sacrificed for the many freedoms that we enjoy and live in today. Some of our veterans made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms which we hold dear. Many in my family, including my father, made this oath because they believed in the ideals of this country, a nation under God. The freedom of religion, the freedom to attend church and the freedom to own a Bible are pillars of what makes this nation so great.
I believe it is vital for us as Christians to honor those who serve us. We must purpose in our hearts giving preference to one another, which I see exemplified in our veterans and current servicemen and servicewomen. Please join with me as we honor those that are with us and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Pastor Joshua Ogle