Jesus had his disciples and the crowd gather around him. And he said to them: “If you truly want to follow me, you should at once completely disown your own life. And you must be willing to share my cross and experience it as your own, as you continually surrender to my ways. For if you let your life go for my sake and for the sake of the gospel, you will continually experience true life.” Mark 8:34-35 TPT
If you have ever heard anyone say to you, “Happy Memorial Day!” they truly don’t grasp the meaning of this day. It saddens me that so many just look at it as another holiday, another day off work. Well that’s no where close to what the meaning of this holiday is all about.
It’s not even about honoring our Veterans. That is called Veterans Day.
It’s not about Independence Day (July 4th). That’s celebrating the day we became an independent nation no longer dependent on Mother England.
Memorial Day is the day we honor those who gave their lives to keep our nation free. It’s thanking the families of those who lost loved ones to pay that price for us. It’s a solemn day. A day to reflect and remember. A day to be grateful for those who did what we could not or would not.
Honor our men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank the families they left behind and never forget.