When we think, we don’t have the capacity to grasp every thought at the same time. So we often focus on one idea and just try to understand it.
Rev 14:6 KJV And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
For most Christians, the gospel message is very familiar… it is the death, burial, resurrection and its proofs:
1Co 15:1-8 KJV… “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.” (continued here)
Once we understand that the gospel message is eternal, what do we do about it? Jesus gave us an example.
John 13:12-14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
12 So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
In the movies, the filmmakers often depict war as glorious, thrilling combat, but history tells us — the experience of veterans tells us — war is lingering misery. Hence, when we honor those who served on Memorial Day, we do not honor them because they were powerful god-like creatures who struck their foes dead with fear. We know our soldiers are only citizens like ourselves. We honor those who served because they cared enough to serve their country. They took upon themselves a difficult, often miserable duty, and they served us even to the point of dying on our behalf. Even though we do not deserve such service, they cared enough to serve.