by David Cawston

Something Worth Dying for!
David Cawston
John 8:31-36

Today we celebrate Memorial Day. We remember those that have given their lives in the service of our country to pay the price for the greatest gift that we have.


Our forefather felt that this gift was the one thing in their existence that was worth dying for!

The desire for freedom is one of the strongest desires of the human soul.
It truly is the one thing worth dying for!

Men over the centuries have given their very lives and fortunes for this desire.
It was the desire of Hebrew salves in Egypt!
It was the desire of Babylonian Captives.
It was the desire of a group of pilgrims that founded our nation!

` Recorded in the first Document the Mayflower Pact It was the desire of our founding fathers in ridding the nation of the rule of the British as expressed in
the declaration of Independence. On July the 4th, 1776 in Philadelphia in
Constitution Hall we see a document signed that we call the Declaration of
Independence. It says "We proclaim ourselves independent from the tyranny
of those who would hold sway over the minds, the souls, the lives of Americans. It went on to say "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights."

It was the desire of the black slaves in American History.
It was the desire of Martin Luther King "I have a dream..."
It was the desire of an Indian by the name of Mahatma Gandi
It was the desire of Nelson Mandella
It is the desire today of every Kosvo refugee.
The desire for freedom has even overpowered the need for love.
Men and women have left fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives and children

It is a desire that has been placed with every human from the time of Creation.
Adam was created to rule the earth and to subdue it.

Ever since man experienced the feeling of rulership in the Garden ...

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