“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13
To be honest I admit that sometimes I take my faith for granted and my country as well. As I reflect on this Memorial Day many thoughts and memories come to my mind.
It all starts with Jesus; his life, death, and resurrection is the ultimate sacrifice. We have been set free from the enemy and saved from ourselves. In our Christian life, in Celebrate Recovery, we have victory through Christ. By his grace, our tragedies are turned into triumphs. And yet sometimes I get caught up in this world and lose perspective. I’m reminded of a suggestion I learned from Max Lucado years ago that helps me to remember what Jesus can do for us. Take a look at Romans 8:28 and replace the word “everything” with the particular tragedy or struggle you are experiencing. “In my hurts, God works for the good of those who love him.” In our addiction, co-dependency, anger, loss, grief, incarceration, etc. God works for the good of those who love him.” God will give us triumph over our tragedies; He never ever wastes a hurt if we give the hurt to him.
As I think of our service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country, I am forever grateful for the freedoms they have fought and died for. As a Navy veteran and the son of a soldier who fought in two wars, I know the sacrifices made. Please take this time to remember our fallen heroes and pray for the families and friends they have left behind. Freedom isn’t free, it takes sacrifice to achieve and preserve it.
Love God, love people, Jesus first!
Dana Cramer // Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads
Celebrate Recovery at Crossroads Church Calendar
May 29-June 4, 2017
Friday, June 2: Teaching Night
- 6 pm: Our Hospitality Team is preparing a wonderful dinner for you. Please join us for food and fellowship.
- 7 pm: Please join us as we celebrate God through worship and a message from Jason on “Grace.”
- 8pm: Open Share Groups
- 9 pm: Solid Rock Café
Questions? For more information, contact [email protected], or call the church office at 970-203-9201.