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The Power of Remembering
Today is an important day because it’s a day we remember the men and women who have given their life to defend our freedoms as Americans.
On this Memorial Day, I want to encourage you to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country. Not only that but also remember their families for whom this day is not so much a day off to BBQ and relax, but rather a day to solemnly remember the pain of losing loved ones in battle. Pray for them today.
There are thousands upon thousands of people throughout our country’s history who have sacrificed their life to allow their family, friends, and fellow citizens to have life, liberty, and pursue happiness.
The Ultimate Sacrifice
I would also encourage you to remember Jesus, who made the ultimate sacrifice on the cross for us. There are many of you reading this today that need to remember Jesus and what he has done for you. Remember the life that he lived. Remember the suffering he endured. Remember the horrific death that he died. Remember that he rose again to conquer Satan, sin, and death.
Remember again and again that he did this for you.
Writing to the church in Corinth, Paul encourages them to do this much:
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 1 Cor 15:1-2 (Italics mine)
Paul reminded this ragtag group of believers what he considered of “first importance” (1 Cor 15:3); according to the Scriptures Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose from death on the third day, and he visibly appeared to well over five hundred people (15:3-8).
The power of remembering the gospel is clear: it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (Rom 1:16). Remember Jesus and know what he did on your behalf.