Saturday, May 25, 2013

More Than Life, Their Country Loved


Teaching His disciples, Jesus told them this, “Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for another.”
Monday, America observes Memorial Day – a day specifically set aside for the sole purpose of remembering those who marched off to war under the flag of our nation,
... and returned covered by that flag.
Memorial Day is not the day to say thank you to living veterans.  Veterans Day is for that.
Memorial Day is the day we honor the memories of men and women, who, in the uniform of our nation, laid down their lives for others.
Federal law declares that on Memorial Day, all U.S. flags are to be flown at half mast until noon, and that at 3 P.M. all Americans should pause for a moment of solemn remembrance.
Monday, most will be too busy celebrating a day off to stop and remember our fallen.  So, let’s do that now.
Almighty Father, we worship Your holy name.  We thank You for Jesus, the commander of the armies of heaven, who laid down His life for us.  We thank You for blessing our nation with selfless men and women, who more than life their country loved.  Grant that we, who enjoy the liberty and freedom for which they died, may live our lives in such a way as to be worthy of their sacrifice. 
In Jesus' name we pray. 
Amen.
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