Memorial Day is a time when we celebrate those who have gone before us.
As a nation, we celebrate the men and women who sacrificed for our freedoms. As families, we celebrate those of our families who have gone on to be with the Lord, as do we in our church families.
It is a worthwhile endeavor to pause and remember.
We find peace in the words of Jesus:
“Your heart must not be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also. 4 You know the way to where I am going.” John 14:1-4
Our loved ones have gone to the place prepared for them, and for us, by our Lord.
Let us recall our loved ones. Let us look to the future when we are the ones being remembered:
Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine