Sacrifice Demands Respect (and use)

“You see sir,” he said, addressing Bus, “we’ve lost a lot of men [building] this (air)strip.  Every foot has been paid for.  It’s not to be misused lightly.” (from James Michener’s South Pacific)

Sacrifice demands respect,  The higher the sacrifice, the higher the respect.  But it also is worthless unless it is put to use.  The sacrifice of Christ demands the highest respect because it was the highest sacrifice, but we must make use of it.  We must not hesitate to land our planes upon it or act as if using it to gain access to God is some unusual thing.  It is the exact thing for which he suffered and died.pacific