By Scott Brown
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Waverly
There’s just something deeply powerful about sacrifice. It touches something deep in my soul when I hear stories of someone willingly choosing to suffer in some way on behalf of another person.
There is something uniquely good and godly about painfully giving of yourself for someone else. Sacrifice flies in the face of our sin nature which disdains discomfort or pain of any kind and promotes a “me first” mentality always.
We can understand sacrificing something for a loved one. My dad would sometimes skip meals and work extra shifts to make sure his children had food to eat. I will always admire him and thank him for it, but I get that because I’d gladly do the same for my children. [Read more…]