Good morning and Memorial Day to you! Today we observe a day of remembrance for those who have given their lives to maintain our freedom. This day is not as much for the living veterans as for those who have passed before us. Many of us will know of a family who has lost a son or daughter in a war. This day is for them also; we can pray for them. Today should not be about a political "side"; whether one supports or opposed the war on terrorism, or likes or dislikes President Bush, all of that should be set aside today. This is about those who have given their lives.
Jesus gave his life in a war that has not ended as of this time. The war between God and evil will be over when our Lord returns, but he has already given up his life to win this war. In a combat zone here on earth this would be a bizarre state of affairs! What do you mean, "we've won and I'll let you know when to stop fighting"? That is the way of things in Christ. He has won the war, and he alone will give the word to finish. Until that time we must continue the fight, working to spread the Good News, and praying for all of the world. It's a big job, but we have a big God. I pray for all of us today; we do need each other's prayers and support at all times.
God be with you on this Memorial Day!