The Definition of Sacrifice

by | May 30, 2022

When you think of the word sacrifice, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? I looked up the meaning of the word as I pondered what it personally means to me today, and found it described as “the destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else.” I immediately think of the countless men and women who have given their own lives for our country . . . for me. For my children. 

It fills my heart with an overwhelming gratitude. A feeling of unworthiness. It is love in it’s biggest form. 

They saw a cause worth dying for. 

“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:12-13).

When I think of Calvary, it blows my mind to think the Creator of the Universe, the Almighty God saw a cause worth dying for too. He gave His only Son to pay for the debt I owed. He sacrificed His life for mine. It starts a fire burning deep in my heart when I think of how I want to live my life in a way that will bring glory to Him. What a waste it would be to live my life for my own pleasure after He paid the ultimate price for me. With renewed vigor, I want to make my life count for Christ today and everyday. 

Take the time to genuinely thank the Lord for His gift and never take for granted the sacrifices that have been made on your behalf. If your life is worth dying for, don’t waste what you have been given.

Love, 

Erin

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