Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Is For Remembering

This is a day for remembering our fallen. Some of us make this observance by participating in a special training session. At some point in the workout, we receive clues from our body to remind us that what we experience is a tiny fraction of what our heroes experienced.

"Murph" is a workout performed in memory of Lt. Michael Murphy USN. The WOD can be modified to: 
  • one mile run
  • 20 rounds of 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups and 15 squat
Lt. Murphy is just one hero we remember and our gratitude goes out to all who gave their lives. The greatest hero is the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave his life to pay the penalty for our sin, for our lies, lust and adultery, hatred and murder, disobedience, covetousness, idolatry, theft, misdirected love, not setting aside time for God. God will hold us accountable for breaking His moral law unless we turn to Christ by faith. He died, was buried and rose again so we don't have to die in our sin--all we need to do is repent of our sins and ask Him to make us new creations. 

We can't work off our sin with insane workouts like Murph--we can't bribe God. We need Jesus, the greatest hero. 

Take a moment in your day of reflection to remember Christ, and when you are barbecuing, be thankful for all He has given you.

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