This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalms 118:24)
Today's Morsel: June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied Troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “We will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high; more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler. D-Day is a term often used in military parlance to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. "D-Day" often represents a variable, designating the day upon which some significant event will occur or has occurred; The initial D in D-Day has had various meanings in the past, including Deliverance. Do you remember the day that Jesus came to deliver you? Do you know where you were? The day that He set you free is your "D-Day." I have listened to many people speak to the deliverance the allied force brought them and many of them were so appreciative of it. They had been bound, abused, and left to die. But once they were delivered, they realized that they had not been forgotten. Israel was in bondage for over 400 years, but then their D-Day came. God sent Moses to deliver them from bondage. After Jesus was tempted 40 days in the wilderness, Scripture says, "And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord" (Luke 4:14-19). It was their D-Day, but they didn't want to be delivered. So many today are like that. They see that they are in bondage to the things of this world and it's ways, but they keep rejecting their Deliverer. Each day that the Lord tarries His return is a day for you to be made free. As the Psalmist said, "This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." God has set a special day for you, do you want to be made free?
Sing: He set me free yes, He set me free. He broke the bars of prison for me. I'm glory bound my Jesus to see, glory to God, He set me free.