Happy Memorial Day

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I’m going to post this today and then Happy Monday as usual tomorrow. This is an update from an archive post dated 5/18/2009. 

Memorial Day is traditionally the first long weekend of summer, so maybe for you it’s just another excuse to break out the grill and water toys.  If you have to work that day, maybe it’s an inconvenience that that the Post Office and banks will be closed.  Some people will simply sleep in that day and not care why.  The American dream lives on. Continue reading

Why We Have Memorials

american-flag-2aToday is Memorial Day in the United States. (Since many of us have a three day weekend, look for Happy Monday on Tuesday this week.) While I’m not suggesting Memorial Day is a religious holiday, there is definitely a biblical basis for memorial. Continue reading

It’s Good to Remember

September 11, 2001.  Chances are you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you first heard the news.  We spent the next several hours – perhaps days – listening to the radio and watching the news reels again and again.  It’s been nine years, and with debate raging over a Ground Zero mosque and Terry Jones’s Burn a Koran Day the issues are still very much alive.  Discussion continues over exactly what to do at the site of where the Twin Towers once stood, because everyone cannot agree on exactly how to honor those that died.  One thing is as clear as ever: we will always remember that day.

In Joshua Chapter 4 the Hebrews finally get to cross the Jordan River and enter the promised land.  The LORD has Jeremiah command a leader from each tribe to take one stone, and place it in the midst of the river where the priests stood bearing the Ark of the Covenant.  When future generations ask what those stones mean, they are to be told the story of when God held the river and His people crossed on dry land.  It will be a memorial for ever. Continue reading