Much To Be Grateful For
Memorial Day is a day to remember our fallen heroes and a moment that we can take to remember that Jesus died and rose again for the fallen.
Memorial Day was first widely observed in May 1868 as a celebration commemorating the sacrifices of the Civil War. Following the proclamation of the day by General John A. Logan, participants decorated graves of more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers.
In the years since WW1, the day has become a celebration of honor for those who died in all America’s wars, as well as those who are veterans and current members of the US military. In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday to be celebrated on the last Monday in May.
This Sunday and throughout the coming week, let’s take time to remember with grateful hearts, those who have given their lives for our freedoms, both unto God and unto Country as well as those laying their lives down even to this day.
John 15:13 says, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”
As we remember our fallen heroes, let’s also consider the One, who rose for the fallen, for all of mankind. Jesus Christ laid His life down, not only for His friends, but for all who are at enmity with God (Genesis 3).
Romans 5:8 says, “God showed us His love for us in that while we were still sinners and devoted to sin, Christ died for us.”
Jesus Christ was devoted to showing His love for us and for all of mankind (John 3:16-17). How can we not but love Him!
Truly, we have much to be grateful for, from our Savior to our patriotic heroes.