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Wednesday Night Service 7:00PM:            The Book of Revelation

Contemporary Service: Saturday's 6:30pm followed by our Coffee House.

 


 

Word for Today 
  

 

MONDAY 25 May, 2015

Memorial Day

The memory of the righteous is blessed,but the name of the wicked will rot.

Proverbs 10:7

Memorial Day was officially recognized as a day of remembrance for those who had died serving the United States of America by President Lyndon Johnson, in May 1966. Today, we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country and its people, and their memory will be blessed.

Throughout the Bible, God gave days of remembrance to the children of Israel, so they would remember the protection and provision of the Lord. God did not want the people to forget Him and start to take the glory upon themselves for the work of God.

Notice, in Proverbs, Solomon said the memory of the righteous is blessed. In remembering those who have died serving our country, we recognize their sacrifice and selflessness. Without their willingness to step between the wickedness of this world and the innocent, many more lives would be lost.

As a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, this is a solemn day for me, as I remember the men I fought side by side with in the jungles. I am thankful for those who came home with me, and I give thanks for those who gave their lives in service, those I call brothers. They gave their lives in order for many to come home. Since the Vietnam War, many more men and women have followed them in sacrificing their lives for others. They were men and women of courage and conviction. I stand in awe of you. Semper Fi!

Take courage. We walk in the wilderness today and in the Promised Land tomorrow.
~D. L. Moody~