Memorial weekend is here. For many people it means the unofficial start of summer. For some it means graduation. For others it means a longer weekend. But hopefully, for all of us, Memorial weekend also means a time to remember all those who have given their lives for our country. It is also a time to remember those who won't be home for a long weekend because they are currently serving our country in some capacity and location. So take some time on Monday to attend your local Memorial Day program. Say a prayer for those who are serving. Say "Thank you" to a veteran(s). Basically…don't forget.
Yesterday (May 24) Connie and I attended the graduation of one of her cousins. The class was around 60 graduates. During the principle's presentation of the class of 2008 he was giving some statistics of where the class was going. A large number were going to a 4 year college and some were going to 2 year colleges or technical schools. But there was 1 who was going into the military. The principle had this young man stand up and thanked him for serving our country in this time of war. And we all followed suit in thanking him as well.
Thank you to those who serve and to those who have given their lives so we can enjoy the freedoms we often times take for granted. THANK YOU!
Let us pray…
God of peace…we seek and worry about much in our lives. We seek direction and worry if we will ever find it. We seek meaning and worry our lives won’t be noticed. We seek for that which is nothing more than selfish ambition and worry that we have not done enough. But you have sent your Son, Jesus Christ to take our worries, our cares and concerns so we may find direction, meaning and peace. Turn us from selfish pursuits to your life-giving Son so our lives may be filled with love that is never ending; so our lives can have true meaning and purpose. Take our worries and grant us peace. And, Lord God, let us not forget those who serve our country. Bless those who serve and thank you for those who have gone on ahead of us to ensure us of our national freedoms. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray…Amen.
God bless you and have a very safe holiday weekend.