SEALs Are Not Made
They are born
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20
As painful as it is, we need to contemplate what Jesus went through for us; the pain, the humiliation, the agony. We tend to take these things for granted
I read a book about a Navy SEAL that survived a horrific ordeal in Afghanistan. He was shot, fell down a mountain, broke several bones, sustained multiple shrapnel wounds and deep cuts, and yet he continued to move forward, never giving up hope. It was his job, and he had been trained to survive. But he didn’t have to go to Afghanistan; he didn’t have to put himself through the torture of Navy SEAL training, knowing he might suffer and possibly die in a foreign land. But he believed it was his duty to protect and serve the people of our country—to fight for our right to be free and safe. He was born to be a soldier.
Jesus was born to die on the cross for us. God sent Him into the battle knowing full well what the results would be. Jesus knew it too, and yet He came. He did what we couldn’t do for ourselves; he died so that we can spend eternity with the Father. Jesus was the ultimate soldier.