By Moody Adams “The parents of Staff Sergeant Robert J. Miller will watch as President Obama posthumously awards their son the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in Afghanistan on January 25, 2008, reports Sandra Torres of NBC Chicago. “He will be the seventh service member to be honored from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
“The 24-year-old Green Beret was on his second tour to Afghanistan when his unit was ambushed. Miller's team captain was immediately wounded during the assault, but he (Miller) remained at the front of the patrol, shooting at the enemy while allowing his team to gain cover and get the commander to safety.
Miller chose to join the Special Forces and he chose to protect his 22 comrades while they escaped to safety. He chose to give his life to save the others.
This young hero was not only courageous, he was a young man that had found something worth dying for.
Jesus had something worth dying for. He willingly died on the cross to atone for our sins. Christ said, “I lay down my life for the sheep” (John 10:15).
Heaven also has its heroes. Christ said, “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it” (Matthew 16:25). One day the God of the universe will honor them and reward them.