Post by chaplainksw on May 22, 2016 22:38:43 GMT
“Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.” From Wikipedia
May we remember the price of freedom. Thank you to all our veterans! A day of memorial does not seem adequate, but I’m thankful that Victory NSS sees to acknowledge them when we gather.
For those a memorial for faithful service to God, from Isaiah 54
5To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial, And a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off.
I’m reminded in today’s world just how rare it is that one would give their life to protect another.
From Romans 5:6For at just the right time, while we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7It is rare indeed for anyone to die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God proves His love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
9Therefore, since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from wrath through Him! 10For if, when we were enemies of God, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life! 11Not only so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Again, we remember the service of our men and women in uniform this day. May we never forget that freedom isn’t free. All gave some and some gave all.
Be blessed in our Lord Jesus.
See you down the ¼ mile,