So, freedom in His Spirit is the ultimate freedom because we bathe in His light of His love and leave behind the earthly sins that tempt us but only lead to darkness. But God's methodology also uses earthly means to make the opportunity for us to learn of Him, follow Him and believe by having the opportunity to openly and honestly accept his offer. In the worldly sense, our development of the Constitution and it's endorsement of self-government of those godly freedoms would have never been with us had God not assisted those great patriots of long ago to strive for the document's creation. And ever since, when tyranny threatens, there have been those among us who took on the challenge of maintaining that freedom. And tomorrow, America's official Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for earthly freedom through a document ordained by God. And even if you don't acknowledge the Spirit and live in this grand land, for the time you are here, you benefit from the freedoms that were fought for and for whom many died, giving the ultimate sacrifice for so many they would never know.
On this Sunday, the day before Memorial Day, we should all thank those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and then remember that, while that is a great gift, we still must take the next step and spiritually commit to the Lord who offers us freedom beyond all dreams. Not only does our separation from sin give us freedom to focus on the things that are really important, it offers the Light of Life eternally. And the steeple of that rural East Texas church and the glory it displays, is a great example of the love He gave for us with his offer of Paradise. The combination of the two great gifts, one given by our mortal patriotic heroes of years past and our fallen military heroes who helped maintain, combined with the magnanimous gift of God by offering up his Son for us, offers the perfect combination to bring to our remembrance and I know both the souls of those dead and the gift of the Living God are with us this day. Just be thankful for both.