Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a Federal holiday through which the citizens of the United States commemorate the soldiers who have given their lives in service to our country.  Memorial Day is a time for Americans to reflect upon the very fact that freedom is not free but is purchased at a great price. 

Presently, Memorial Day should be celebrated more intently because of the fact that we have service personal who now stand in harms way protecting our lives and our freedom.  Let each of us take opportunity to thank those who have served and those who are now on active duty.  Let us show our gratitude toward them and their service.

And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine (Luke 17:17)?

Ten lepers approached Jesus and begged for mercy, to which Christ responded by healing all ten.  Nine left without showing their appreciation but one returned to express his gratitude.  Ingratitude is one of the ugliest characteristics portrayed in our lives.  Yes, we should manifest gratitude toward our service men but most importantly we must show gratitude to God.

The ten lepers were destined to live a horrible life and die a horrific death and without God we are lost withour hope and doomed to an eternal death (Ephesians 2:12).  Without God there is no love in the world (I John 4:8).  Without Christ there are no spiritual blessings to be enjoyed (Ephesians 1:3).  Without God there can be no peace in our lives (Philippians 4:7).  But with God we can enjoy eternal life, love, all spiritual blessings and peace in our lives.

Let us celebrate Memorial Day everyday in that we thank God for His goodness, grace and mercy.