Monday, May 28, 2012

IN GRATITUDE WE REMEMBER

Today is Memorial Day.

It is a day when we remember all those who died in service to our country. 

We have so much to be grateful for…

***FREEDOM***

Last week, I attended church – Thank you.

Last week, I bowed my head and said *grace* before a meal, in public – Thank you.

Last week, I drove my car, with a Jesus sticker on it – Thank you.

Last week, I carried my Bible with me – Thank you.

Last week, I spoke to someone about my faith – Thank you.


Last week, I did so many things that would not have been possible if someone hadn't fought for this country – for my country – for your country.

We have the glorious freedom to worship our Lord – freely and publicly. We are not in danger of being thrown in jail, or tortured, or killed. And so many sacrificed so much in order for us to have that freedom.

Today I don't think it matters whether we agree or don't agree with political policy. Today it doesn't matter if we are *hawks* or *doves*. Today we simply focus on people – real people who served our country, who died for our country – who did this for our sakes – because they believed in freedom.

Thank you.

May we take today to remember what they fought for – what they sacrificed for – what they believed in…

One nation…under GOD.

In their honor, if you know someone who has served, or is serving, this country in the armed forces, I would encourage you to reach out to them today. Tell them how much you appreciate them. Tell them we will always remember them. Tell them…

Thank you.


Do you have someone that you remember on this day?  Would you tell us about them?


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5 comments:

  1. Good day to you Sharon!

    Remembering with you the many sacrifices made by men and woman from all around the world.

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  2. Hi Sharon,

    Thank you for such a wonderful post and for reminding us to be thankful for our freedoms. I'd like to add to this. I also thank God for the freedoms African Americans now have in this country. Freedom to vote, freedom to pursue education in mainstream institutions, freedom to live where we want to, freedom to apply to any job that interests us. Thank you Lord!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Blessings,
    Judy

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  3. Much to be thankful for.

    God Bless you and your country and serving men and women of all countries everywhere.

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  4. What a beautiful memorial for this very special day. Thank you for sharing...Sharon! Your words always bless my heart...

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"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

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