To Our American Hero’s on this Memorial Day 2018
by Dr. D. Wayne Beeks | May 28, 2018
Today is Memorial Day, a day on which we remember and give thanks to all our military men and women that paid the ultimate sacrifice in military service of our great nation, both domestically and abroad. It is written in the book of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 that there shall be a time for everything and purpose:
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”
Today, is such a time, a time to remember and give thanks. Let us all take a moment in silence and prayer, giving thanks to those that paid the ultimate sacrifice so we all may enjoy the freedoms we do on this day. May we also take a moment to reach out and say “thank you” to family, friends, and neighbors that served our great country, and to pray for the safety of those serving today; many of which are away from home and in harm’s way.
Thank you, and may God bless you for your service and sacrifice.