Each year we honor the courageous souls who sacrificed everything while serving in our nation’s armed forces. Until 1967 it was known as Decoration Day, originated to salute the 600,000 troops who died in the Civil War.
Although Memorial Day is not a religious event, it conjoins the grand themes of death, sacrifice and rebirth. We do well to set aside this hallowed time when human blood was shed to purchase our freedom.
Oh that our land would pause to recognize the death and sacrifice of our God’s only Son, making it possible for your spiritual rebirth and mine.
“America, America, God shed His grace on thee.” The day you accept the free gift of His grace will be one worth remembering until the end of time and beyond.
“Do this in remembrance of Me.”