(Sorry about the previous posting. I sent the message before I was ready.)
Today is Memorial Day in the U.S. This is a day we set aside to remember those who serve in our armed service, and especially those who have given their lives to maintain our freedom. We set aside a number of days throughout the year to remember special events in our history. For example the Jews set up a number of stone monuments at places of importance as they left slavery in Egypt. Fathers would tell their children what God did in those place for the good of His people. Christians have the cross as a constant reminder of the redeeming sacrifice our God has made on our behalf. We live near Washington, D.C. a place filled with monuments of our past. Our nation sets aside a number days throughout the year for remembrance – if they don’t become replace by car sales and store bargains. What is the point? It is covered by the simple phrase – lest they forget. Our history is important. The past actions of our Lord, and those of our ancestors, are important for understanding who we are. They give us direction and commitment for our present days. They remind us of the cost that has been paid for us to live life today, thus keeping us from being arrogant and self satisfied. Days of remembrance are important – lest we forget.