Day 8: Sacrifice

It's day 8 of the 13 days of love celebration! (To read days 1-7, simply click the tag to your right.)  This has been such an insightful series, and I hope your relationships are benefitting from each post. Nevertheless, I would be remiss not to mention that love is sacrificial. Many of us are familiar with the greatest display of love: the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the reconciliation of all humanity to God. It was a sacrifice that Jesus made for all knowing that many  would not accept Him. Throughout centuries, various levels of sacrifices have been made. Of course, all sacrifice does not involve the loss of life. However, all sacrifice involves a great price. Today, I would like to honor a few people who lived sacrificially due to their love for all humanity. To learn the names of each person, click on the photos. My hope is that you will take time to learn about their lives and the impact of their legacy. 

I greatly appreciate the service of the aforementioned men and women. Certainly, my life has been blessed because of their efforts.



Matthew 20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. 21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. 22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. 23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father. 24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren. 25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; 27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: 28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.