Many times throughout history peoples and nations have been attempting to memorialize the actions and conduct of a person, a group, or even certain events both tragic as well as awe inspiring.
In the Book of Joshua, as the nation of Israel was about to enter into “The Promised Land”, The LORD God instructed Joshua that when they crossed the river Jordan they were to take 12 stones ( 1 for each of the 12 tribes of the nation of Israel) from the middle of the river and set up a monument as a memorial to future generations to see and inquire as to the meaning thus paving the way to ensure events are never lost or forgotten.
In America in recent years we have seen historical monuments and statues removed and torn down. This was not done so that as a nation we might dialogue about the past and the meanings of such, rather it was to re-write the historical narrative to fit an unholy agenda. I say it is unholy because I believe it is to weaken the foundational pillars of the Nation to “fundamentally transform it” into something that it was not created nor ever intended to pursue: Socialism. If we as a Nation do not hold onto our Memorials, foundations, our tributary icons we will have witnessed the abolishment of Liberty itself in America, and that is UNHOLY!
We as Americans have a day set apart on our annual calendar to pay tribute to, to remember, to reflect upon, and to strive towards fruition of this ideal; Memorial Day! Is it just a day off work? Is it another reason to have a bbq picnic? How many Americans even know what Memorial Day represents?
Memorial Day is the day when we as a Nation are suppossed to honor ALL that have paid the Ultimate Sacrifice for the ideal that Our nation was founded upon. The ideal of Liberty. Liberty is not a foreign concept for as God instructed Joshua in regards to the stones from the river, this was in response to the Liberty and freedom they were about to enter into after four hundred years or tyranny, bondage, enslavement.
Liberty and freedom is The purpose and the goal to which ALL these have battled, bled, and died for. Starting with Jesus of Nazareth through the millenia many good and noble people of character have given of themselves that “last full measure” of devotion to this cause. For there are only Two that have laid their life down so that you and I might know Liberty and Freedom; that is Jesus the Christ and every American patriot-soldier!
So as we Celebrate this Memorial Day, May 31, 2021 Do not let the day go by without talking about, discussing, and sharing the ideal for which they died… Liberty/Freedom!!!
Honor their great sacrifice, by striving to understand why another person would willingly lay down the preciousness of life so that others would walk in freedom.
Father God YOU are The Author of Liberty and Freedom, it is Your desire that none should be held captive by any ruler be it the devil or a tyrannical government. Grant us understanding to the cause of freedom and liberty so that we might share in the sacred preservation of that which so many have given so great a sacrifice. Walk with and empower each one of your children to promote, stand for , and if required be willing to offer ourselves on that sacred altar, that Memorial of LIBERTY!