Remember. “Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced…..He remembers his covenant forever, the word he commanded, for a thousand generations.” Psalm 105:4,5,8
Memorial Day is set aside to remember those who have fallen in our nation’s wars. Sadly, the day will pass and most of us will be so caught up in picnics, family gatherings, or outdoor projects that we won’t even give much thought to the real meaning of the day. Remembering brings back the reality of what actually happened. Remembering stirs within us a sense of gratitude and appreciation, and it strengthens our resolve to do our part in serving God, country and others.
Throughout the Bible, God’s people are instructed to stop and recall what He did for them. Psalm 105 is a song of remembrance of God’s goodness to His beloved ones. Psalm 105:1-5 “Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. Remember the wonders he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced.” These verses show natural progression of what happens when we pause and remember-I give thanks to Him and continue to call on Him. When we stop to trace the work of God’s hand in our life and the world around us, then these things come naturally to us.
“When I remember the cross that He bore,
When I remember the thorns that He wore,
My heart cries out, ‘Oh Christ divine, I’m thine forever!’
When I remember what He did for me.
This Memorial Day, take time to remember.