Sunday, May 27, 2012

Moments of remembrance

Twelve years ago, a group of school children touring the nation's capitol were asked the question, "What is Memorial Day?"

"That's the day the pool opens!" one child replied.  

It was that child's response that encouraged Congress to establish a national moment of remembrance.  One moment on Memorial Day when we are called as a nation to pause and remember those who sacrificed their own lives so that we might enjoy our freedom.  

Today, the nation will pause at 3:00 p.m. to honor these fallen soldiers.  Families will join hands in prayer, stadiums will fall silent...Americans everywhere will take a moment to remember.

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We are a forgetful people in need of constant reminders.  As Christians, we might take a tip from Congress and establish moments of remembrance in our own lives.  Moments where we take the time to remember he who sacrificed his own life so that we might enjoy the truest freedom...

...Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. - Ephesians 2:12-13                                                                                                                      
Pause and remember.

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1 comment

  1. So very true we must take moments to remember. How easily we forget... btw I love your blog name! Stoppin' by via the link up :)