Memorial day is more than just a long weekend or the start of summer. It exists so we can set aside time to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. My family has fought in every war since the American Revolution. Some will be remembered today for their sacrifice. It does not matter is you have not lost someone directly to war - it matters because we are a free country. Thousands of men and women have given the ultimate sacrifce for this country. Today we honor their lives and pray for their families.
I have read the following at many funerals. Look at the words and allow them to minister to a loss that you have had. It's called, With Hope
You left us with the memory of your smile,
And nothing we can do, And nothing we can say,
Can take away the pain, The pain of losing you,
But we can cry with hope,
Cause we believe with hope,
There’s a place by God’s grace,
There’s a place where we’ll see your face again.
Through the cloud of tears,
I see the Father’s smile and say well done,
And I imagine you,
Where you most wanted to be,
Seeing all your dreams come true,
Because now you’re home, and now you’re free,
And we have this anchor because we believe,
That everything God promised us is true,
So, we wait with hope, and we ache with hope,
We hold on with hope, we let go with hope. - Steven Curtis Chapman
Thank you Jesus for the blessing of hope. May America bless God on this day and always.