Please read the first post to understand where I'm going on this one! Thanks!
Here is the video of a song that is so perfect for this story. This is Big Daddy Weave's song entitled, "Redeemed". I stumbled upon this video which is perfect for honoring the military on Memorial Day. Please watch and read the rest of the correlation below.
As I was thinking about the Coleson Marine who offered to take my grandfather's place in the Vietnam war, I'm reminded of another man. A man who freely took my place and if not for him, it would me packing my bags and looking to be deported for war with the enemy. A man who said, "I'll go, I have nothing to lose, I choose to give my life so that he may have his. I'll be your hero, I'll be the savior, I'll fight the war so you won't have to."
This man-Jesus Christ. I'm so thankful for a God who was willing to send his only son, to take my place so I don't have to die for my sins. I'm so glad that the war has already been won and in my freedom, I AM REDEEMED.
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