An eternal reminder flooded my mind this past Sunday morning when I received the news that a good friend and YWAM compatriot, Ed Sinke, had died suddenly in his sleep.
God began posing a question in my mind soon thereafter:
“How do you measure the greatness of a life?”
Ed Sinke’s passing gave me the answer.
A friend of mine pulled me aside at church recently to share some good and bad news. The good news was that after some prodding he was reading through the entire Bible
“I’m doing it, Ron. Thanks for encouraging me,” he shared through a smile.
Then came the bad news: “But, right now, I’m in the book of Numbers and I just don’t get all the killing.”
He’s not alone. There’s an epidemic today of not understanding history or wanting to purge the past of what we perceive as wrong.
We must renew the idea of “blameless in his time.”
Of the ten official holidays on the American calendar, some commemorate secular events and others point to spiritual realities.
Memorial Day stands out as our most spiritual secular holiday because our remembrance of those who died for our freedom mirrors the death of Jesus Christ for our eternal salvation.
In both cases, God wants never to forget John 15:13: “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
Remember Jesus every day. Remember our soldiers on Memorial Day and others.
My uncle, Richard Boehme, gave his life for his country in World War II. He is the bravest Boehme.
This is his heroic story.