Sermon Illustrations

This past July 1st marked the 70th year that soldiers have stood guard at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. They are meticulous in all that they do. They prepare for their duty thoroughly. They train for hours and hours. Their public and private lives reflect the honor that they have been given. Line six from the Sentinel’s Creed expresses the devotion and duty of a guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. It says, “my standard will remain perfection.” So dedicated are these soldiers that even during Hurricane Isabel in 2003 they refused to leave their post. For the past 70 years the Tomb guards have never failed in their responsibility.

From: Michael Otterstatter’s Sermon: Live Your Life Worthy of the LORD!