Weekly Quote

"The Gospel is a woman's first and most important discipline, for it is the source of godliness."
~ Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Woman

Weekly Memory Verse

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.." 2 Peter 1:3

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day-What does it mean to us?

What does Memorial Day mean to you? Is is just another day to you? Do you look forward to it, because you get that day off of work? I asked myself this same question this morning and I have to say, that my heart wasn't in the right place...until I prayed and watched this video. I have family overseas fighting for my freedom, and I have to admit that in my day to day routine, sometimes I forget to pray for them and forget what they are facing every day....so that I can have the same day to day routine and the freedom to keep it. Millions of lives are affected every day in this current war, and many of us have "moved on" already. Just because it's not a quick war and there seems to be no end, doesn't mean that we need to forget and not support our soldiers and families who don't have the option to forget that we are at war.

When I think back on all the people who have given their lives for this country and it's freedom, I cry, I cry. It just breaks my heart. I'm so focused on all the bad going on in our country and how hopeless I feel to stop it. Our nation as a whole, has completely lost our heritage, forsaken God and have turned away from him, and toward their own "me, me, me" way of living. It makes me upset to think about where our country is and where it is headed. But many have given their lives for this Land of the Beautiful that they loved so much. Many are and will be giving their lives for it, and I must keep the love for this land in my heart and keep the fire burning. I must stay on my knees in constant prayer for God to have mercy upon us and heal our broken, but still free land. I must pray for our soldiers who's love is greater than mine, and are risking their lives, and the happiness of their families to protect me and mine. I hope you will join me! I hope this video sparks that fire inside of you, like it did for me.

1 comment:

  1. I agree we are quick to forget, and often unappreciative of the sacrifices these men and women make for our freedom. We forget that in this country serving in the armed forces is voluntary. These people go because their hearts are moved to protect our country. I'll bet Americans would be screaming if service were mandatory like it is in so many countries, yet how we complain about a war that we didn't start but we need to finish. May the Lord protect our service men and women as they fight for our freedom and protection.