Thinking of those who served our country and gave the ultimate sacrifice, their life, for the freedoms with which we are now blessed in the United States of America.
As I was reading about the history of Memorial Day I learned this. . .
To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps."
I then glanced at the clock and it was 3:00pm. I was glad to join others in our country for a moment of prayer.
Thinking of those currently serving our country so we may continue to hold the freedoms we are so blessed with in the United States of America.
Thinking of our responsibility as believers to look for ways to serve others. . . our family, our church, our community, our friends. . . so that the love of Christ may be seen through our service.
Remembering a special dinner recently where the boys were asked to be waiters and serve tables. It was a fun evening and a bit of a leap out of their comfort zone.
(Mom said it was a good experience for them. . . and they had a great time!)
I hope we will impress upon our kids the joy of living "outside themselves".
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.1 Peter 4:10-11 (ESV)
Happy Memorial Day Monday,