As we celebrate those who have given their lives for our great country this Memorial Day weekend, let’s also remember those who have suffered simply for having faith in Christ. We are very fortunate to live in a country that allows us religious freedom; a luxury not enjoyed by our fellow Christians in other countries. It’s important to remember how very blessed we are to be able to celebrate our love for Christ!
Please take a moment this Memorial Day weekend to honor those who died for our freedom, including our religious freedom. Memorial Day is a day to honor those who served in the military and are no longer with us and mourn their passing. There are several Bible verses that speak of mourning and the many blessings that await us in heaven:
- 2 Corinthians 1:3-5– Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so also through Christ our comfort overflows
- Isaiah 40:1-2 1 – “Comfort, O comfort My people,” says your God. “Speak kindly to Jerusalem; And call out to her, that her warfare has ended, That her iniquity has been removed…
There are also several Bible verses that speak to honoring those who gave their life for others; very appropriate for this Memorial Day weekend:
- John 15:13 – Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.
- Psalm 116:15 – Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones.
How will you spend your Memorial Day weekend? Honoring a veteran who has passed? Spending time with friends and family? Please take a moment to truly consider what this holiday means and how we can continue to honor those who fought for our country to protect our freedoms.
Have a happy and safe Memorial Day!