This Sunday being Memorial Day weekend, we want to take a moment to think about and be thankful for all those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Let’s reflect on the beautiful privileges we have and the country we live in, and thank God that there are those who have been called to the task of defending those freedoms. Our salvation, while free to us, came at great cost to our Father in heaven. May we never forget either of these truths. 
As we gather, we will look at a short passage in Paul’s letter, revealing his heart. Simply put, he misses his friends in Thessalonica. We will be reminded as well that the devil is always at work, but that Jesus has won the ultimate victory for us -life everlasting.