25 Apr 2009

Greater love hath no man than this

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:6-8.

I am somewhat reluctant to put this beautiful tribute song onto my blog. You see, I do believe that there is a greater love and sacrifice than that demonstrated by our Diggers.

More than 100, 000 Australians have paid the ultimate price fighting that I might have freedom and peace. They did not die in vain. Today I remember them - they deserve to be remembered.

There has been a greater sacrifice, though. On a hill called Calvary more than two thousand years ago, Jesus Christ died not for his friends, but for his enemies. Jesus died for sinners.

Our Diggers died for their country. They died so that good people might have freedom. Jesus didn't die for good people; he died for bad ones. We were guilty; we deserved our punishment of death. Jesus died instead of us. Why? Because he loved us. Because of this greatest sacrifice, we can march into eternity with him. Forever.

Today I will humbly and gratefully remember those who have died defending our great country. But I shall also remember Jesus Christ who made the greatest sacrifice of all.

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13


  1. The Ultimate Sacrifice. Thank you.

  2. Beautiful post Jeanne. I was trying to find a link for anzac day when i wrote my last post, and this was it! thanks :)

  3. Both deserve our respect, but the One is of couse the All in all. Lovely post.

    P.S. I ordered the Lighthorse movie via Interlibrary Loan. Also, check this blog out--links to all kinds of wonderful old children's books--some in French and Latin....


  4. Beautiful thoughts all!
    We were thinking too of the era in which the Anzacs and my Grandfather fought, that many more men trusted in the Lord and prayed,
    "I will lift mine eyes to the hills, from whence cometh my help."
    Thanks for all yur good Anzac posts.
    I've been without internet for nearly a week ...gasp and just checking in today.

  5. I loved all your Anzac posts, thank you so much for sharing. We are studying Anzac Day at the moment, and will go to a Service here in New Zealand. It is very interesting learning about it all.


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