Most of us have been looking forward to this day – Memorial Day, for various reasons. Perhaps it means a family get-together and picnic or just the fact you get a day off; or it’s simply a reminder that summer is really coming. But I hope we don’t get caught up in all the activities of the day and forget why we have this day in the first place.
For many years it was called “Decoration Day;” a time dating back to the Civil War when people decorated the graves of those who lost their lives in that battle, both from the north and the south. But in 1968 Congress changed the name to Memorial Day to commemorate all those who died fighting in a war in the name of their country and also those who served and survived the wars. That’s why the statement: “All Gave Some, Some Gave All is used in relation to the holiday as they all were trying to preserve our freedoms in our wonderful country of America. So, decorate with flowers, fly our flag, enjoy your family; but never forget the reason for the day; and be thankful.
There is One other who “Gave His All” for us – for our freedom – freedom from sin. death and hell. May we never forget what Jesus Christ has done for us, and be thankful.
“…Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” I Cor. 15:3,4