Brothers and Sisters in Christ at BRF,
I first visited parents of Esther to greet and to see if they are doing fine and visited a charnel house in a town where I grew up to see my parents who are already gone to heaven a long time ago. And I visited my oldest brother lying at the national cemetery who accidently passed away during his army duty when he was early twenties.
As an ancient philosopher said, “Man is by nature a social animal.” We need a close and sound fellowship to strengthen our life physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
As we are members of God’s family, we need each other to support our lives, communities, and society. When we are united in the love of God and the Holy Spirit, I believe our spirituality grows deeply. Besides, if we remember Jesus’ sacrificial love for us, our hearts will be exalted and uplifted. Nothing can compare with His unconditional love.
In remembering those fallen soldiers who fought for our nation and freedom, I honor and appreciate their sacrifice. Without their love and commitment, I doubt we could live a life safely and enjoy freedom now.
John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”