John 15:13 New International Version (NIV)
13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Today at Vital Ministries we want to remember those who gave everything. We are in full support of the men and women of the Armed Forces. We are in full support for their sacrifice and dedication so that our freedoms continue to this day.
Many workout and exercise organizations do what they call the Murph Challenge. They will run for 1 mile, do 100 pull ups, do 200 push ups, 300 squats, and finish by running another 1 mile.
The workout is designed to honor fallen Navy Seal, Michael P. Murphy. Because of his bravery, he was honored with the highest award given in the Military, the Medal of Honor. He was killed in action trying to protect 3 other Navy Seals by going out in the open to radio for help. He was killed June 28, 2005 by Taliban Forces in Afghanistan.
Lt. Michael P. Murphy and many other men and women gave everything so that our freedom can and will continue in America. But, let me ask you a question today. How can we best honor them in this day we remember?
In my mind, we live as good Americans. He honor each other. We open doors, say ‘Thank you’, buy a cup of coffee for another, and choose to honor those around you.
This is sacrificial living. There has been no greater One who showed love than, Jesus on the cross. Men, let’s remember today. The Marines have a great motto, Semper Fi, which means: God, Country, and Corps – Fight to the last man.
Strength and Courage