God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him
as you have helped His people and continue to help them.
Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)
“He will not forget your work . . .” Six words my weary heart needed. After a week of crushing demands and behind-the-scenes sacrifices, I needed Jesus to tell me all my efforts weren’t invisible.
No one else knew — and they didn’t need to — but I needed to know God saw and that it mattered to Him.
As we celebrate the 4th of July today, I’m reminded of military men and women who have sacrificed so much more than I ever could. I can’t help but wonder if there are days when they ask themselves if it’s worth it, if anyone cares, notices, or appreciates the countless ways they love and serve our country sacrificially.
I’m so grateful for the sacrifices of their lives and their time, away from family and a simpler, peaceful life. Whether a military leader, a behind-the-scenes worker, or a soldier on the battlefield, in the past or in the present, seen and unseen, God sees all.
God promises He will not forget.
Let’s soak in His promise to us today and offer it back as a gift of remembrance — for all the sacrifices that have been made for us by men and women we may never know. Servants who gave their all to give us freedom. An offering that echoes Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, that brings true, everlasting freedom for all who call on His name.
Lord, help us remember what our freedom cost. As we celebrate the 4th of July, help each of us to remember Your sacrifice and others’ who give their lives sacrificially. Help us never to take for granted the liberty of our heritage as a follower of Christ and the freedom with which we live in this country.
This post by Renee Swope is from the (in)courage archives.