Monday, February 28, 2011
Philippians 1:20 NAS
according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
Today I went to the funeral service of Sgt. Jeremiah Thomas Whitten, who was killed on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 by a suicide bomber. Two other men lost their lives as well. Jeremiah was a believer so there was peace today knowing that for those of us who have trusted Christ, we will see him again. Jeremiah was a soldier for the Army, he knew day to day that there was a possiblilty that he could die, but he served his country proudly doing a job he felt called to do. Although I got to meet him briefly when he came home for Christmas, I count it an honor to have known him.
This verse should be a reminder to us, that not matter what we go through day to do, we should stand boldy for Christ, even if it comes to a point of having to die for him. The man that died taking Jeremiah's life, died believing that he was dying to give glory to his god. He instantly was made aware that he served a false god, who was not worth dying for. Know that you serve a God who loves you, who wants you to spend eternity with Him. If you have never trusted Him as your Lord and Savior, my prayer for you is that Today is your day of Salvation!