MAY 26, 2022
This weekend is the unofficial start of summer. It’s a great time to get a break from work and enjoy a long weekend. But it’s also an opportunity to remember and honor those who have died in American wars. It originated in 1868 during the Civil War when citizens would place flowers on the graves of those who had been killed in battle. It moved from being observed on May 30 to the last Monday of May in 1970.
This weekend, I hope you have a time to relax and enjoy some time with family and friends. I hope you’ll make time for the Lord, including being at church on Sunday. And I hope you will remember the great sacrifice made by those who have given their lives for our freedoms in our great country.
They are all reminders of John 15:13 where Jesus, anticipating His own death, said, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”