Raise your hand if you remember when Memorial Day was referred to as Decoration Day? Look around, the ones with raised hands are the old people among us! Decoration day was designed to be a day to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers who had given their lives for our country.
It was a time of remembering and being thankful. Every Sunday, we gather as God’s Family to remember the sacrifice of our Savior and to give thanks for all that God has done for us. On this day as we remember, let us also give thanks.
Remember to give thanks to God for every precious blessing He showers upon us; both physical (James 1:17) and spiritual (Ephesians 1:3).
Remember to give thanks for the Savior who redeemed us with His precious blood and who continues to be the light for our path.
Remember to give thanks for the individuals or groups of people who taught us the Gospel with their words as well as their lives.
Remember to give thanks for those who have paved the way to make our life in ministry easier and more enjoyable. I can’t help but remember and give thanks for men like my great-grandfather who traveled on horseback throughout the northern part of Alabama each weekend proclaiming the marvelous Gospel of Jesus.
Remember to give thanks for those who regularly support us, encourage us, and strengthen us in our preaching of the Word of God. (Philippians 1:3-5)
Remember to give thanks for our fellow ministers who understand us, who encourage us, and who allow us to open ourselves up to them.
Remember to give thanks for our families, who stand beside us, who sacrifice, and who endure our schedules when we have to be away.
Remember & Give Thanks!