AM I WORTHY?
When considering all those men and women who paid the ultimate price so that I might live in a free country, am I worthy of their sacrifice? Have I been a good citizen? Considering this penetrating question, I found a list of the requirements of good citizenship-
Be honest and trustworthy.
Follow rules and laws.
Respect the rights of others.
Be informed about the world around you.
Respect the property of others.
Take responsibility for your actions
The one addition I would add is vote your preference in all elections.
The number of combat casualty deaths is staggering.
How could I not practice the rights of citizenship, when so many gave their lives to ensure I could be a good citizen or not? Am I worthy of their great sacrifice?
One cannot address worthiness without thinking of what Jesus did for us all. The ultimate price He paid to give us the key to eternal life. Am I worthy of His sacrifice? The Christian dictionary give us this definition of worthy-
Having worth or excellence; possessing merit;
valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous.
Though I love these descriptions of worthiness, my answer is "NO." I could never be worthy of this ultimate sacrifice. What I can be is AWARE of the gift I have been given. What I can do is be COGNIZANT of the cost of the gift I have been given. What I can be is THANKFUL for the gift that I have been given. I must always ACT with intent to honor the givers of the gifts. The gifts of freedom and eternal life came at a great price. My responsibility is to exhibit my gratitude with my actions of being a good citizen and a faithful Believer. My actions should reflect a firm
living in a way that portrays my gratitude for the blessings of freedom and eternal life. I am making every effort to be worthy of this valuable sacrifice.