A memorial is anything that serves to keep in memory. Here in America we are celebrating “Memorial Day” to remember those who have given their lives for the cause of individual liberty and freedom. We have established this day because without going back and looking at the past we will never be able to establish the future. We look back to the brave men and women of the two world wars and many other conflicts in which dictators tried to take over the world and establish anything but freedom. We honor their heroic dedication to establishing freedom for future generations.
As I thought about this I realized that each of us are building memorials in our own personal lives as well in our families, churches and communities. What we do each day is telling a story for those who will come after us. Did we act honestly? Were we compassionate toward others? Did we serve the Lord and do his will? These and many other questions need to be addressed because what we do every day is like a page in a book. Collectively over the course of life each page tells a story of what was done, either right or wrong and it will be there for the future generations to read.
I know this sounds old fashioned, but each of us have a responsibility to do the right thing because we are but a few steps in the march of humanity into the future. What we do will either keep the stride of that which is good and right or it will break the pace of righteousness and lead others into error. As parents we have a responsibility to build memorials for our children that they will have a moral compass for their future. As adults we have a tremendous opportunity to mold the minds of the youth through a memorial of life lived in the will of God.
We are thankful today for the parades, the memorial walls and the remembrance of heroes in the past but let us not forget that we are the heroes of the present. We aren’t marching in a parade and our names are not on a wall but we are getting into the hearts of others by simply doing the right thing and building a memorial for the future.
Thanks for taking the time and being a part of the newsletter family. We have broken the monthly record again for the third straight month in a row! Pass the word around that freedom is for us all. Especially the freedom we have through God’s word! I pray your week will be blessed of the Lord and you are led into his will for your life.
Here is the weekly inspirational scripture.
Acts 10:4 … Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
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