The Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

 “I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.”
-Ephesians 4:1

21 steps down, pause and turn to face the East for 21 seconds. Turn and face North for 21 seconds, and 21 steps back. Then repeat.

This is how the guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier marches, and it is done non stop for every minute of every hour of every day. There is not a time when a sentinel is not guarding the tomb.

When they walk, they stand erect. They walk with purpose. They are different than all other soldiers. They are guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Their boots are shined, their uniforms are impeccable. The guards have a unique task, and they treat it as such.

How much more should we, as believers in Christ, take that responsibility with how we live? I’ve posted about this a lot because this is a passion of mine…like Paul, I plead with you, I beseech you, walk differently than the world. Walk with purpose. Like the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, you are set apart for a special purpose. You are different. Be different. You are set apart. Be set apart. You have been saved. Act like it. Christ has changed you. Point to Him and be changed from what the rest of the world is.

I’ll close with this question…is Jesus your Savior, or is He Lord? There is a difference! Has He saved you and you’re trying to figure out what you can do without crossing the line, or have you completely surrendered your life to Him to let Him do with it what He pleases? Don’t be afraid to be different, to be what Christ has called you to! I have lived through those struggles about wanting to fit in and wanting to compromise for several years…it’s a part of life. But, you can overcome those because “greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)

“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.” There is no better calling.

 

In Christ,

Christopher