America has a tradition of taking time to honor those who have sacrificed to preserve the freedoms we enjoy. We take the respect that is to be given to men and women in uniform very seriously. While other things that ought to be honored, such as our flag, president, and criminal justice system, seem to under attack, we need to remember what days like Memorial Day are really all about.
Is it truly enough that someone puts on a uniform to earn them respect? No. Is it enough that someone dies to earn respect? No. So why is it that we take time to reflect on these things. I believe the most important reason can be summed up in one remarkable quote from President Ronald Reagan, “Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.” If we don’t take the time to reflect on what brought us to this point, everything that we cherish can easily go away.
Joshua often commanded the children of Israel to build monuments along the journey into the Promised Land. The purpose of those memorials was that the people needed to be reminded of what God had done for them in the past. That reminder should put them back into a proper mindset to be focused on serving God. Without obedience to God, there can be no success.
Remember what has been done to give you the life that you live. Most importantly, remember that the sacrifice Christ made on the cross was for you that you may know eternal life.
Stay faithful as you…
Walk in Him.