This is Memorial Weekend in the USA, a time set aside to remember those men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
It is a time for flag flying, camping, picnics, barbecues, and family celebrations, all the while remembering the ones who died to preserve these happy gatherings.
Memorials and days of remembrance were established for God’s people in the Bible, both Old and New Testaments.
God knows what short attention spans his creatures have. He knows we need frequent reminders of who He is, what He has done for us, and what He expects of us while we remain in this world.
As you gather with your family and friends this weekend, whether at a social gathering or a Memorial service, along with honoring our military heroes spend a few moments honoring the One who created them and us; the One who has a plan for His children. A plan for our good and His glory.
11 For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the Lord. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.Jeremiah 29:11