Memorial Day, a day to remember, remember loved ones who have passed on. Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. Remember!
The Lord asks us to remember as well. When Israel was on the border of the promised land, Moses spoke to them one last time and instructed them to remember. Remember what the Lord has done for you, these forty years in the desert. Your shoes and clothes did not wear out, you did not go thirsty, you had food to eat. Remember how loving and gracious the Lord is.
We to need to remember what the Lord Jesus has done for us. Just as many of our soldiers have made the ultimate sacrifice, so the Lord made the ultimate sacrifice and laid down His life so that we could be truly free.
Our sin held us in a prison and kept us on death row. But Jesus, seeing our condition, took the penalty for our sin and died in our place, on that cross some 2000 years ago. His sacrifice purchased our pardon, from our death sentence caused by sin.
This memorial day remember. Remember loved ones and Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airman who sacrificed for our nations freedom, and remember Jesus who made a sacrifice beyond our comprehension that granted us true freedom, and an eternity in heaven!