King Solomon, in all his wisdom, pointed out truth. He told it like it is rather than just the way people want it to be. I admire him for that because we live in an age when so many people don’t. When he penned the now, canonized book of Ecclesiastes he did the same.
Eccl 1:11 There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow.
But we are encouraged to take time to remember those who have gone before us. And especially those who have done things for our benefit.
So this Memorial Day I pledge to remember the countless men and women of our military who gave their lives for the preservation of the very freedoms I enjoy and that even their (our) own government continues to try to take away.
I remember the sacrifice of my father who worked difficult hours to provide food for our table, clothes for our backs, and shoes for our feet.
I remember my mother who taught me to work hard, not feel sorry for myself, and strive to rise above poverty to achieve great things. She taught me to remember that God is Sovereign and He does whatsoever He pleases. She reminded me that He even raised a young shepherd boy up to be King over Israel.
And I especially remember my Savior, Jesus Christ, who paid for my salvation by atoning for my sin. He even asked that we remember Him.
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
So this Memorial Day, let’s take time to lift up prayers of thanksgiving to God for those who have sacrificed for our benefit. Happy Memorial Day.