Memorial Day is Monday: Honoring Those Who’ve Given their Lives—and the One Who Gives Us LIFE

Posted: May 24, 2014 in Thoughts on God
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Memorial Day, observed in the US on the last Monday of May, was formerly known as Decoration Day. It commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States.

Although it’s not completely clear the exact date the commemoration day began (some say at the end of the Civil War, others say much later), it is clear that it’s important to honor those who’ve given their lives for the service of their country… for freedom.

On that note, and as a Believer, I can’t help thinking of the many Christians who have died for their faith—being martyred because they refused to renounce their trust in the matchless name of Jesus.

Memorial DayCarrying it a bit further, remembering, honoring and giving thanks for the One who died for each one of us, and Who rose again and lives eternally. (Photo via Wikipedia)

We Americans love our three-day weekends—and the thought of the (unofficial) start of summer…

But, throughout the weekend, occasionally contemplating the bravery of those who’ve gone before us—for the country and for the faith—can go a long way to stir humility and gratitude in our hearts…

…And especially thankfulness for the Son of God who makes us “free indeed.”


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