Remember Those Who Gave It All

Today is Memorial Day here in America. It is a federal holiday to honor all of our brave soldiers who have died fighting for our freedom. All of our soldiers have my utmost respect for their service, bravery, and sacrifice, and my prayers are with all of you who have lost those you love to the battles of war.

May every American never forget the heavy price that has been paid for our freedom. May we always lift up the families who bear the weight of that burden, and offer them the love, support, and prayer they deserve. As Jesus said in John 15:13, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” May we always remember those brave souls who laid down their lives, so we could live free.

We know what love is because Jesus laid down His life to save our souls. To lay down our lives for each other is true love, and all of our fallen soldiers proved that love on the battlefield. May we all live with that love and courage burning brightly in our hearts, and love each other and our country deeply.

Grace and peace to all the military families. Grace and peace to America. Grace and peace to you all.

Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

29 thoughts on “Remember Those Who Gave It All”

  1. Brother Ryan God bless you and thank you for sharing this very important blog commemorating a day of utmost importance for the United States and the entire world. God has compassion on the wounded because he was wounded, he has compassion on the fallen because he himself stripped himself of his magnificent glory and fell to the lowest and became like us. Every fallen in the battle of those who give their lives for freedom and justice, their memory remains forever as the highest honor in society, remembering how the Lord Jesus Christ gave his life on the battlefield to give us victory and eternal freedom when he rose from the dead on the third day…….

    – Romans 14:7 For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.
    8 For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord. Whether therefore we live or die, we are the Lord’s.
    9 For to this end Christ died and rose again.
    10 For to this end Christ died and rose again, and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

    I will share with you here a hymn by Marcos Vidal.

    ‘That’s the way he is’
    He was small and novice
    and little eared and to top it all off that helmet that looked like a funnel in the first thrust
    did not see the sword coming
    and screamed in horror as he felt his ear that
    his ear came off
    and the fear overwhelmed him completely.
    He did not even see the master who silently approached him.

    because he takes care of the fallen soldier with affection he understands the wounded because he himself has also suffered.

    under the light of the dawn when
    the morning awakened
    the silhouette of a man alone on
    the beach was drawn
    and in the small boat a weary fisherman
    he threw himself into the water
    and went to meet his master
    ready to bear his punishment
    but when he met his eyes he experienced forgiveness.

    CHORUS //

    and I did not know him
    I had been told another story
    of a tyrannical and distant God
    settled in his glory
    but when in my night I felt his wounded hand
    I discovered his eyes of kindness without reproach or accusation affection like the heart of a child producer of peace and water and the feeling of home.


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  2. Beautiful. Thank you Ryan for such a great post. We need to honor those who gave their all on this day. My husband lost his dad in the Vietnam War. He died before my hubby was even one year old. So sad. We will never forget. I appreciate this post so much….no greater love, indeed.
    May the Lord bless you and your family. Hope u are feeling better. Always glad to see your posts.

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    1. Thank you. That is sad about your husband’s Dad. May God’s comfort always be with your husband and your family. Thank you for your blessings. I have not been feeling well. I was supposed to start my new job tomorrow, but now I won’t start until June 28th due to continued health problems. I am seeing a surgeon doctor on Thursday. I will write a post about it tomorrow. I have been bleeding a lot while going to the bathroom, and I am very fatigued. My heart feels broken and I need prayer. God bless you.


  3. Ryan I just read about your health. I am so sorry. I will commit to pray for you everyday.
    Sometimes is hard to understand God’s ways Ryan.
    I always think of Job faith filled statement “ Though He slay me, I will trust in Him”?” when facing trials.

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  4. Amen! Such a beautiful tribute to our fallen heroes. As the daughter of a soldier, I take great in our servicemen and women, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

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